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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Prevalence of Apprenticeships in Germany and the United States

Categories: Careers,Education,Germany,Labor/Employment

Compares Germany’s use of employer-financed apprenticeships with U.S. focus on comprehensive general education as alternative approaches toward career training.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


Portal des Bundesarchivs zum Ersten Weltkrieg

Categories: Defense/Military,Germany,History

A collection of hundreds of thousands of records and images from World War I placed online by the German government upon the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.  From the Federal Republic of Germany


Germany’s 2013 Election: Shaping the Future

Categories: European Union,Germany,Great Britain

Following the September 2013 elections, this research paper speculates on what lies ahead for Germany and the government led by Angela Merkel with its new centre-left coalition partner.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/73


U.S. National Archives Releases 11,000 Newly Declassified Documents Relating to Berlin, 1962-1986

Categories: Communism,Foreign Affairs,Germany,History

Press release announcing release with links to portion of documents that are available online.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


Guest Worker Programs

Discusses guest worker programs in 13 countries and also provides information on the European Union’s Proposal for a Directive on Seasonal Employment.  The country surveys cover such topics as guest worker recruitment and sponsorship, visa conditions and quotas, and the availability of a path to permanent status.  From the Law Library of Congress


Global Manufacturing: Foreign Government Programs Differ in Some Key Respects From Those in the United States

Categories: Canada,Germany,Japan,Korea,Manufacturing

In a time when developed countries are losing manufacturing facilities and jobs to developing countries, this report examines government programs for saving manufacturing in other advanced economies, and the key differences between those programs and U.S. efforts.  Based on programs in Canada, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.  From the Government Accountability Office


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

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

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


Records Relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre at the National Archives

Categories: Crime/Justice,East Europe,Germany,History,Russia

Includes  a thousand pages of declassified documents in the possession of the National Archives which relate to the massacre of Polish officers and intelligentsia in the Katyn Forest during World War II.  From the National Archives and Records Administration


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