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Mobile Device Use While Driving: United States and Seven European Countries, 2011

Categories: France,Germany,Great Britain,Spain,Telecommunications/Internet,Transportation

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6210a1.htm?s_cid=mm6210a1_x

Presents estimates of the prevalence of driver distraction related to mobile device use for the U.S. the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and three other countries.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Nuclear Weapons R&D Organizations in Nine Nations

Categories: Arms Control,China,Defense/Military,France,Great Britain,India,Israel,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Pakistan,Russia,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R40439.pdf

Describes which agency in each of the nine nuclear club nations is responsible for research and development of nuclear weapons, whether these agencies are military or civilian, and the evolution of this agency in the U.S. from 1942 to date.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

European Health Expectancies: Country Reports

Categories: European Union,France,Germany,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Italy,Spain,Statistics

http://www.eurohex.eu/index.php?option=countryreports

A series of reports for the countries of the European Union on life expectancies and healthy life years and how each country compares to the EU as a whole.  From the European Commission

 

Comparative Indicators of Education in the United States and Other G-8 Countries: 2011

Categories: Canada,Education,France,Germany,Great Britain,Italy,Japan,Russia,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012007.pdf

Compares key education outcomes and contexts such as academic performance, education expenditures, and education attainment in the G-8 countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Muslims in Europe: Promoting Integration and Countering Extremism

Categories: European Union,France,Germany,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Spain,Terrorism

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/174193.pdf

This report examines policies in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom to promote the integration of Muslim populations into the broader society.  Also evaluates the role of the European Union in shaping European laws and policies related to integration and counter-radicalization.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center

 

International Comparisons of Hourly Compensation Costs in Manufacturing, 2009

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ichcc_03082011.pdf

Reports that hourly compensation costs in manufacturing industries in the U.S. in 2009 were lower than in 12 European countries and Australia, but higher than in 20 other major manufacturing countries.  Average hourly compensation costs in manufacturing in the U.S. rose about 4% to $33.53.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

International Labor Comparisons: Country at a Glance

http://www.bls.gov/ilc/country.htm

Offers statistical comparisons of about 36 countries showing worker pay, productivity, unemployment, gross domestic product, and prices (for most countries).  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

International Comparisons of Productivity: New Estimates for 2009

Categories: France,Germany,Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/icp1010.pdf

Provides comparisons by GDP per worker and GDP per hour worked.   France, Germany, and the U.S. had the highest figures among G7 member countries.  From the Office for National Statistics

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