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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Self-employment in the United States

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/self-employment-in-the-united-states/pdf/self-employment-in-the-united-states.pdf

Examines recent trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics.  Estimates that 10.1% of all U.S. workers were self-employed in 2015.  Includes both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Declines in Triplet and Higher-order Multiple Births in the United States, 1988-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db243.pdf

Explores the recent (since 1998) downturn in triplet and higher-order births by maternal demographic factors.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Daily Water Intake Among U.S. Men and Women, 2009-2012

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db242.pdf

Describes water needs and average amounts consumed by age, sex, and race/Hispanic origin.  Also covers sources of water consumed. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Inflation in the Costs of Building Aircraft Carriers

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51469-Carrier_Inflation.pdf

Examines the inflation estimates of the Navy, how they were arrived at, what role economic inflation has played, and how costs attributable to compliance with federal, state, or local laws have affected the figures.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Leaders Sign Landmark Paris Climate Accord

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53752#.Vx-VIXqUJAM

Describes signing ceremony and provides excerpts from key speeches.  From the United Nations

 

Vehicle Cybersecurity

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676064.pdf

Advanced software  code in vehicles supports safety features but leaves vehicles more vulnerable to cyberattacks.  This report covers key cybersecurity vulnerabilities in modern vehicles, key technologies to mitigate these vulnerabilities, stakeholder views on challenges related to vehicle cybersecurity, and federal efforts to protect vehicle cybersecurity.  From the Government Accountability Office

(consumer info/protection     science/technology     telecommunications/Internet     transportation)

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf

Reports that 6.9% of American families included an unemployed person in 2015, down from 8.0% in 2014.  Also covers employment data for families, employment in families with children, and the labor force participation of mothers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Health United States, 2015

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus15.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Presents an overview of national trends in health statistics in 114 trend tables.  Offers a special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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