Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Responsive Design, Weighting, and Variance Estimation in the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides background information on weighting, imputation, and estimation procedures for the Survey of Family Growth which collects data on pregnancy, childbearing, and parenting.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Computer and Internet Use in the United States

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides household and individual level         analysis of computer and Internet usage including trends since 1984, household use by race, ethnicity, education, and age, connectivity continuum by state, and how smart phone use is narrowing the digital divide.   From the Census Bureau


Options to Change Interest Rates and Other Terms on Student Loans

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines

Provides information about the direct student loan program and its effect on the federal budget under current law.  Also presents an analysis of the expected budgetary effects of various options for changing the terms on new subsidized loans.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Inequality and Poverty in the United States: Public Policies for Inclusive Growth

Categories: Income/Poverty,Taxes

Analyzes the causes of U.S. income inequality and relative poverty, among the highest in the OECD, especially the role of the tax and transfer system, and suggests policies to promote inclusive growth.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development