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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Prospects from Korean Reunification

Categories: Asia,Korea

Reviews various reunification scenarios, the nature of the North Korean regime, and possible costs. Suggests that China is best positioned to profoundly influence the nature of reunification. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

Latest release of a handbook intended to help communities, watershed organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies develop and implement plans to meet water quality standards and protect water resources. From the Environmental Protection Agency

Breastfeeding in the U.S. Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Exam Survey, 1999-2006

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Reports the number of infants who were ever breastfed increased from 60% in 1993-94 to 77% in 2005-2006. Summarizes information on breastfeeding rates in the U.S. including demographic and socio-economic characteristics of breastfeeding mothers. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Country Reports on Terrorism 2007

Categories: Headlines,Statistics,Terrorism

Annual report on terrorism trends and country-by-country descriptions of terrorism incidents and government attempts at control. Includes annex of statistical information from the National Counterterrorism Center with numbering of terrorist incidents including number of killed, injured and kidnapped. From the State Department

Downturn in Finance and Insurance Restrains Real GDP Growth in 2007

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

News release with statistics on how preliminary figures show that the finance and insurance industry group accounted for nearly half of the slowdown in economic growth in 2007. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

An Exploratory Analysis of the Content and Availability of State Administrative Data on Teacher Comp

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Identifies state education agencies that maintain pay records for public school teachers, the comparability of these records, and whether the data is available to researchers. Finds that large, multistate comparative studies of teacher pay are possible. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Teacher Career Choices: Timing of Teacher Careers Among 1992-93 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics

Analyzes the teaching career choices of 1992-93 graduates, including those who were not teaching. Includes demographic characteristics, academic backgrounds, teaching assignments, and salaries. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Iraq: Regional Perspectives and U.S. Policy

Categories: Asia,Iraq

Argues for the importance of understanding the perspective of neighboring countries toward Iraq as a condition of developing U.S. policy. Provides information about the current perspectives and policies of Iraq’s neighbors, analyzes potential regional responses to continued insurgency and violence in Iraq, and reviews U.S. policy options. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

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