Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

United States Life Tables, 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Complete period life tables for the U.S. by race, Hispanic origin, and sex based on death rates in 2013.  Overall expectation of life  at birth was 78.8 years, unchanged from 2012.  Life expectancy at birth declined for both the white population and the non-Hispanic white population.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Drug Poisoning Mortality: United States, 1999-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

“Storyboard” treatment of drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels.  Slider device enables retrieval of information by demographic characteristics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Education,Statistics

Provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012, including demographic characteristics of homeschoolers and reasons parents choose to homeschool their kids.  Also includes information on curriculum sources, online learning, and math/science teaching.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


A Quarter Century of Changes in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Force: From 1987 to 2012: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Statistics

Examines key changes in the characteristics of  the teaching force during the 25 year period including number of teachers, level of teaching experience, and racial/ethnic diversity of teachers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Fly Rights: A Consumer Guide to Air Travel

Categories: Transportation

In the wake of the publicity surrounding the treatment of a bumped airline passenger, here is the official statement of airline passenger rights, including air fares, overbooking, delayed and canceled flights and more.  From the site of the U.S. Department of Transportation


White House Disclosures

Categories: Govt Personnel,Presidency

Database of financial disclosures by key White House officials but not the president.  Compiled by the Center for Public Integrity


Water Quality Changes in the Nation’s Streams and Rivers

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

Interactive map product which allows users to get a long-term look at water quality changes in U.S. rivers and streams over time.  Covers 1400 sites from 1972 to 2012.  From the Geological Survey


The Trump Administration’s March 2017 Defense Budget Proposals: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

Responds to seven questions including whether the defense spending proposals would comply with current Budget Control Act limits on defense spending.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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