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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State of the Nation 2014 Report

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Income/Poverty

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-of-the-nation-2014-report

Report on child poverty and social mobility in the countries of the United Kingdom.  Includes summary report, and State of the Nation Indicators 2014.  From the Social Mobility and  Child Poverty Commission of the Cabinet Office

 

Short Lived Climate Pollutants

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-480.pdf

SLCPs include black carbon, methane, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ground level ozone.  This note summarizes options for mitigating SLCP concentrations and the benefits and challenges of doing so.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Palliative and End of Life Care

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-481.pdf

Covers the key components of palliative care, approaches to managing and standardizing care, and key challenges to providing high quality care.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

European Union Referendum Bill

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-55.pdf

Report prepared for the Parliament on the issue of whether England should leave the Union plus rules for the conduct of a referendum in the UK.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/55

 

Universal Suffrage to Elect the Next Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2017: A Legal Primer

Categories: China,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06990.pdf

Reviews the legal context behind protests in Hong Kong relating to 2017 elections for Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China and obligations of the United Kingdom.   From the House of Commons Library

 

Civilian Drones

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-479.pdf

Provides an overview of the current and future applications, opportunities and barriers surrounding civilian use of drone technology. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Scottish Independence Referendum 2014: Analysis of Results

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-50.pdf

Reviews the referendum of 18 September 2014 when voters rejected independence for Scotland from the United Kingdom.  Presents information on the votes cast and the electorate in each counting area and on opinion polls in the lead-up to the referendum.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/50

 

Human Capital Estimates 2013

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171766_374868.pdf

Looks at the changes in human capital values (a measure of workers’ skills, knowledge. abilities, social attributes, and health attributes) between 2004 and 2013 including the effect of the economic downturn on these values.  From the Office for National Statistics

 

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