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Earl Gregg Swem Library

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2025

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/2017463/oce-2016-1.pdf

Covers major agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the U.S. farm sector, such as farm income. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

 

Strategies for Reducing Health Disparities: Selected CDC-Sponsored Interventions, United States, 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/ind2016_su.html

Describes how effective program management has reduced health disparities experienced by minorities, the poor, and persons without health insurance. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

 

Forum Guide to Elementary/Secondary Virtual Education Data

Categories: Education,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016095.pdf

Discusses how to gather and use statistics to measure the quality of online learning programs at the primary and secondary education levels. From the National Forum on Education Statistics

 

What Does the Gig Economy Mean for Workers?

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44365.pdf

The gig economy is based on matching providers of services to consumers on a job or gig basis (think Uber) where the linkage is made via Internet or Smart Phone means and workers receive no traditional company benefits. This report examines advantages and disadvantages for workers in such an economy. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists