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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

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

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

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

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

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

Endgame for the West in Afghanistan?

Categories: Afghanistan,Australia,Canada,Defense/Military,France,Germany,Great Britain

Subtitled: Explaining the Decline in Support for the War in Afghanistan in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany.  Looks at the reasons for and against support for the war in the U.S. and among its allies.  From the Strategic  Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

High Speed Rail in the United States

Categories: China,France,Germany,Japan,Spain,Transportation

Discusses the opportunities, potential benefits, and challenges to implementing high speed rail in the U.S., the components of a high speed rail system, high speed rail in Japan, France, Germany, Spain, and China, the background of intercity passenger rail in the U.S., and recent congressional initiatives to promote high speed rail. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

International Comparisons of Productivity: New Estimates for 2008

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

Offers charts and statistical tables comparing worker productivity in the United Kingdom with that of Japan, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, and the U.S. From the Office for National Statistics.

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