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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Concentration of Health Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

Categories: Children,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st497/stat497.pdf

In 2014 health care spending accounted for 17.5% of the U.S. GDP, yet only 5% of the population accounted for over half of all health care spending.  This report tracks spending among sub-populations based on age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Management and Accountability of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt488.pdf

Criticizes the partnership for a lack of effective strategy, operational guidance, accountability and performance measures and more.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Universities Report Fourth Straight Year of Declining Federal R&D Funding in FY 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17303/nsf17303.pdf

Reports on a decline of 1.7% in federal funding of higher education research and development from FY2014 to FY2015 and a decline of 13% since FY2011.  Covers R&D expenditures by field, source of funding, and the top university research performers. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Education Department Releases New Graduate Earnings Data for Career College Programs

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-releases-new-graduate-earnings-data-career-college-programs

Press release with links to spreadsheet of statistics.  Shows typical earnings of graduates of thousands of career training programs offered in the U.S.  Finds that graduates  of programs at public colleges and universities fare better than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit institutions.  From the U.S. Department of Education