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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State of the Nation 2014 Report

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Income/Poverty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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