Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2015

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

Annual publication which provides data on the Social Security population at the local level.  Presents statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county.  Also shows the number of men and women aged 65 or older receiving benefits.  From the Social Security Administration


Federal Railroad Administration Status Update on Positive Train Control Implementation

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Transportation

Describes the importance of positive train control as a safety feature, the growing calls for implementing such a system over the past 40 years, and the current status of each railroad’s progress towards implementing a PTC system.


2014 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

41 statistical tables covering lawful permanent residents, refugees and asylees, naturalizations, nonimmigrant admissions, and enforcement actions.  Some tables include historical data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


ED Launches Initiative for Low-Income Students to Access New Generation of Higher Education Providers

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

Agency press release on EQUIP or Educational Quality Through Innovation Partnerships, a program to offer federal financial assistance to low-income students to enroll in programs offered by nontraditional providers in partnership with colleges and universities.  Programs include coding bootcamps, online courses, and employer organizations. From the U.S. Department of Education


Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

The number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by 1.9 million to 20.5 million during the period from April to July 2016.  Offers three tables for employment status of youth by age, sex, race, and ethnicity during 2016, from July 2013 to July 2016, and by broad industry categories for July 2015 and July 2016.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Trends in U.S. Agriculture’s Consumption and Production of Energy

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Statistics

Examines recent trends in energy use in the agricultural sector and the extent to which farm businesses engage in on-farm energy production.   Covers renewable power, shale energy, and cellulosic biomass.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture



Categories: Govt Information,Science/Technology

New full text, online archive of journal articles from NASA-funded research.  The material will be freely available at this site one year after publication in the peer-reviewed journal.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Changes in ACA Individual Market Costs from 2014-2015: Near-Zero Growth Suggests an Improving Risk Pool

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

Report which shows that “per-enrollee medical costs in the Affordable Care Act individual market were essentially unchanged in 2015, even as costs in the broader insurance market continued to rise.”  Argues that the program is becoming stronger by attracting more healthy, low-cost enrollees.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


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