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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,European Union,Great Britain,Treaties

Describes progress made toward ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement, with a focus on the EU nations.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper 7718


Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013: New Data for Metropolitan Areas Available

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Statistics

California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the U.S. in 2013.  Provides R&D investment info for each state, profiles for the 10 leading states, and R&D spending by leading metro areas.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Characteristics of Hospital Stays Involving Malnutrition, 2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Malnutrition occurs among 3% of adult hospital stays in the U.S. and is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and health care costs.  This report presents national estimates on the characteristics of malnutrition reported during nonbirth hospital stays.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Variation in the Rate of Cesarean Section Across U.S. Hospitals, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Nearly a third of all births in the U.S. continue to be delivered by C-section.  Due to cost factors, reducing the number of C-sections continues to be an important public health focus.  This report presents details on variation in the rate of total and low-risk C-sections among U.S. hospitals in 2013.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Statistical Yearbook [United Nations] 2016 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,United Nations

Offers statistics on social, economic, and environmental conditions at the national, regional, and world levels.  Contents are under review and this edition is shorter than previous ones.  From the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


Projections of Education Statistics to 2024

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

Covers projections for enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary education.  Covers projections for enrollment, earned degrees conferred, and expenditures of postsecondary institutions.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Reaching the Limit: Undergraduates Who Borrow the Maximum Amount in Federal Direct Loans: 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines students who took out their individual maximum amount in Stafford loans in 2011-12 compared with those who did so in 2007-08, by dependency status, income level, institution type, and attendance status.  Also investigates whether students borrowed their eligible maximum before turning to other sources of financial aid.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


European Communities and Certain Member States: Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Transportation,Treaties

Ruling by a compliance panel of the World Trade Organization that the European Union and several European countries illegally subsidized airplane manufacturer Airbus to the extent of $22 billion over more than a decade and had failed to comply with orders to cease such subsidies.  Considered the most expensive dispute in international trade history.  From the World Trade Organization


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