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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Pakistan’s Power Crisis

Categories: Energy,Pakistan

Discusses Pakistan’s energy crisis, including electricity and gas shortfalls, and the reasons for the problem.  Report written before the June 2015 deadly heat wave in Pakistan.   From the United States Institute of Peace


Obergefell v. Hodges

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to  marry  wherever they live.  The ruling overthrew restrictions on same sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


Discrimination and Violence Against Individuals Based on Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Sex Issues,United Nations

Draws on recent findings of UN bodies and other organizations to update a 2011 report and proposes ways to reduce discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Iran: International Energy Data and Analysis

Categories: Energy,Iran,Statistics

Describes the effects of international sanctions on Iran’s production of crude oil and natural gas despite the country’s large known reserves.  From the Energy Information Administration


American Time Use Survey 2014 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Latest data on such factors as number of hours worked from home, time devoted to household and leisure activities, and care of household children.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More Diverse

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Millennials (83.1 million) have surpassed baby boomers (75.4 million) as the largest generational component of the U.S. population and the most diverse with 44.2% being from a minority race or ethnic group.  The latest population estimates examine changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally as well as in states and counties since April 2010.  Provides links to more detailed data tables.  From the Census Bureau


PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Data Collection Activities, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics

Describes the data collection activities carried out under authority of the Act and the principal findings.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


High School Longitudinal Study of 2009:… 2013 Update and High School Transcript Study: A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders in 2013

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Follows student paths from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce.  Includes focus on paths into and out of STEM fields of study and careers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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