Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Situation of Workers of the Occupied Arab Territories

Categories: Arab,Israel,Labor/Employment,Middle East Conflict—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_213298.pdf

Annual report on the plight of Arab workers in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel, and the Golan area.  Warns of a danger of a downward spiral that will undo social and economic achievements of the last two  decades.  From the International Labour Organization


Recent Trends in Births and Fertility Rates Through December 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Reports 3.9 million births in the U.S. in 2012, essentially unchanged from the number for 2011.  The fertility rate was also unchanged at 63.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

Ranks juvenile detention facilities according to the prevalence of sexual victimization as reported by inmates in the National Survey of Youth in Custody.  Covers type of activity, whether staff on youth or youth on youth abuse, and characteristics of the offender and victim.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Crime in the United States 2012: Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, January-December 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Reports a 1.2% increase in violent crime in preliminary figures for 2012.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Tobacco Company Efforts to Influence the Food and Drug Administration-Commissioned Institute of Medicine Report Clearing the Smoke: An Analysis of Documents Released through Litigation

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

Analyzes the way tobacco companies tried to influence the outcome of a government-commissioned study issued in 2001 by examining internal company documents released as a result of court action.  From the journal PLOS Medicine.


Early Warning Report: Main EPA Headquarters Warehouse in Landover, Maryland, Requires Immediate EPA Attention

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals

Copy of the report that disclosed inappropriate use of government warehouse space by contract employees.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency


College Textbooks: Students Have Greater Access to Textbook Information

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation

Covers the efforts publishers have made to provide textbook cost information to faculty, students, and college bookstores and to make bundled materials available for sale individually under the Higher Education Opportunity Act.  Also reports on the resulting costs and benefits.  From the Government Accountability Office