Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

American Time Use Survey: 2015 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/atus_06242016.pdf

Offers information on the average amount of time per day in 2015 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure/sports activities.  One controversial finding: employed men worked 42 minutes more than employed women on average days.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2016

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/258876.pdf

Annual report on what countries around the world are doing to combat human slavery.  Of 188 countries covered, 36 were placed on Tier 1, 78 on Tier 2,          44 on the Tier 2 Watch List, and 27 on Tier 3.  Overall there were 27 downgrades and 20 upgrades.  From the State Department

 

The Iraq Inquiry

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Iraq

http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/the-report/

Also known as the Chilcot Report.  Longer than War and Peace and seven years in preparation, the report, in twelve volumes, reviews the reasons Britain joined the U.S. in invading Iraq, examines the conduct of the war and the reconstruction of the country.  It finds flawed intelligence, questionable legal rationale, inadequate preparation, and exaggerated public statements.  From the Iraq Inquiry Website.