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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Low-Wage Employment

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

To offer some context for debate about raising the minimum wage, this report provides a national snapshot of the numbers and characteristics of low-wage workers and their families.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Extramural R&D Funding by U.S.-Located Businesses Nears $30 Billion in 2011

Categories: Business/Economics,Health/Medical,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Statistics,Transportation

Reports on the spending by U.S. corporations for research and development performed by other entities both domestic and foreign.  Also reports on the type or category of industries that spent the most on extramural R&D, with pharmaceuticals and transportation equipment manufacturing leading the list.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Reasons for Emergency Room Use Among U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2012

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that health insurance may have played a factor in visits to the emergency room by families with children.  Children with Medicaid coverage were more likely than uninsured children or those with private insurance coverage to have visited the emergency room.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2012-13 Principal Follow-Up Survey: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

Reports that 78% of principals remained at the same school during the following year.  Also covers gender and age of principals, and reasons for leaving.   From the National Center for Education Statistics


Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8-15 Years, 2005-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

About 30% of children and teens misperceive their weight status.  Accurate weight status perception has been linked to appropriate weight control behaviors in youth at a time when nearly 17% of children and adolescents are obese. From the National Center for Health Statistics


The Economic Effects of the President’s 2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Presidency,Statistics

Annual report which shows the effects that all of the president’s budget proposals would have on the economy and the implications of those macroeconomic effects for the budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office


The Nation’s Two Measures of Homicide

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Describes the two systems used to track homicides in the U.S.  Though both provide information on the nature, trends, and patterns of homicides in the U.S., they are designed for distinct purposes and collect different types of information.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb

Categories: Business/Economics,Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

Press release announcing that the 2013/14 oyster harvest jumped 25% to an estimated 504,000 bushels.  It was the highest level since 1987.  Includes link to table with history of annual Virginia oyster harvests since 1957-58.  From the Office of the Governor


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