Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2009

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Offers statistics on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county during 2009.  From the Social Security Administration

Personal Income for Metropolitan Areas: 2009

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Personal income declined by 1.8% in the metropolitan areas of the U.S. in 2009.  Income declined in 223 metro areas, increased in 134, and remained unchanged in 9.  Personal income increased by 1.2% in the local Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metro area. Per capita income increased 1% in the local metro area to $39,674, good for 67th place among U.S. metro areas.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Uninsured in America, 1996-2009: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Under Age 65

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Statistics

Reports that 28% of the U.S. population was without health insurance sometime during 2008 and that 15% was uninsured for the entire year.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Population Aging and the Use of Office-based Physician Services

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

This report describes trends in physician care provided to patients of different ages, with particular attention paid to persons aged 45 and over.  From 1998 to 2008, the proportion of  physician office visits became increasingly concentrated on those aged 45 and over.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2007 Emergency Department Summary

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents data on visits to U.S. emergency departments in 2007 with statistics on hospital, patient, and visit characteristics. The number of visits is up 23% over the past decade.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

Overview of Information Management in the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice

Categories: Govt Information,Homeland Security,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Presents European Union measures in place, in the process of implementation, or under consideration for regulating the collection and cross-border exchange of personal information for law enforcement, anti-terrorist, and migration management purposes.  From the European Commission

A Longitudinal Analysis of Early Self-Employment in the NLSYs

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Self-employed workers form a critical segment of the workforce in the U.S. This paper analyzes the characteristics and career paths of those Americans who have chosen self-employment, with a focus on how self-employment is changing for new generations of workers as seen in the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth.  From the Small Business Administration.

Scenarios for Sudan’s Future, Revisited

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Sudan

Reviews possible outcomes of the Sudan referendum on unity or secession and how the predictions are holding up.  From the United States Institute of Peace