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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/oecd-regions-at-a-glance-2016_reg_glance-2016-en;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

Trends in Child Care Spending from the CCDF and TANF

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44528.pdf

Reviews the legislative history behind the Child Care and Development Fund programs, including the relative importance of state and federal authority in setting funding levels and program rules.  Also presents historical data on child care spending from CCDF and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families programs for FY2000 – FY2012.  . From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trends in the Relationship Between U.S. Academic Scientific Publication Output and Funding and Personnel Inputs: 1988-2011

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/ncses16200/ncses16200.pdf

A working paper which compares rapid funding increases for academic R&D in the period of coverage to 2005 with slower growth in the number of U.S. trained academic researchers and the number of annual academic sector publications.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Federal Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Public Works,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51628-Federal_Investment.pdf

This report explains how congressional financial scorekeepers, when analyzing proposals that would change the amount of federal investment in areas such as basic infrastructure or education or R&D, determine their effects on the economy and on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Budgetary Effects of the United States’ Participation in the International Monetary Fund

Categories: Govt Finance,Nongovernmental organizations

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51663-IMF.pdf

Provides background information on the membership and lending activities of the IMF, budgetary treatment of U.S. participation, how fair-value cost of U.S. participation is estimated, and other effects of U.S. membership on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Social Security Disability Insurance: Participation and Spending

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51443-SSDI_Participation_Spending.pdf

Spending on Disability Insurance benefits grew more than ten-fold between 1970 and 2015 and nearly tripled as a share of GDP.  Even if spending is projected to be more modest in the coming years, under current law, spending would exceed income after 2018 and the Trust Fund would be exhausted in 2022.  This report lays out policy options for Congress.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

2015 Survey of Public Pensions: State and Local Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/govs/retire/

Provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets, and membership information for about 300 state-administered, and 6,000 locally-administered defined benefit public pension systems.  From the Census Bureau

 

Overseas Contingency Operations Funding: Background and Status

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44519.pdf

Examines the controversy and the current funding debate over the Overseas Contingency Operations account, created to provide funding for emergency overseas military actions following the 9/11 attacks.  The account is not subject to the normal budget control acts and has resulted in nearly $2 trillion dollars of spending, mostly for U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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