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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Births, Marriages, Divorces, and Deaths: Provisional Data for 2009

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Data includes fertility rate and infant death numbers and rate.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

The Global Context and International Effects of the TARP

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Reviews the history of the housing mortage crisis, the government’s attempts to stabilize the financial system through the Troubled Assets Relief Program and the international implications that resulted.  From the Congressional Oversight Panel

Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-09

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics

Reports that 4.4% of prison inmates and 3.1% of jail inmates reported one or more incidents of sexual victimization in a survey that covered 167 state and federal prisons and 286 jails.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Estimates of Deaths Associated with Seasonal Influenza: United States 1976-2007

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides estimates of deaths from influenza for a 30 year period for three age groups: under 19, 19-64, and 65+.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Broadband Performance: Technical Paper No. 4

Categories: Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

Analyzes residential consumer usage of broadband and the performance of fixed broadband connections in the U.S.  Represents key inputs into the calculation of the broadband availability gap.  From the Federal Communications Commission

Rare Earth Elements: The Global Supply Chain

Categories: China,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Science/Technology

Rare earth elements are crucial components of new energy technologies and national security applications, and the U.S. is 100% reliant on imports, primarily from China, to obtain them.  This report looks at the supply chain problems and legislative proposals to support domestic production.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

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