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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employment Characteristics of Families 2013

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

In 2013, 9.6% of families included an unemployed person, down from 10.5% in 2012.  Provides employment statistics on racial/ethnic characteristics and by family types.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


2013 NCHS Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues

Explains the development of the 2013 Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties and applies it to health measures to demonstrate urban-rural health differences.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Public High School Four-Year On-Time Graduation Rates and Event Dropout Rates: School Years 2010-11 and 2011-12: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

Provides 4 year adjusted cohort graduation rate data reported by state or jurisdiction and a national estimated 4-year cohort graduation rate.  Also provides averaged freshman graduation rate and high school dropout rate by state or jurisdiction.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Young-Adult Voting: An Analysis of Presidential Elections, 1964-2012

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics,Youth

Looks at how important young adult voting has been in the past, recent trends in such voting, and how important it may become in the future.  Also considers citizenship status in young adult voting since 1996, when consistent data on this topic is available.  From the Census Bureau


Department of State Assistance to Afghanistan: $4 Billion Obligated Between 2002 and 2013

Categories: Afghanistan,Govt Finance,Statistics

Presents the State Department response to a call to all agencies to report on their total spending for Afghanistan reconstruction from 2002 to 2013.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction


U.S. Economy Added Nearly 245,000 Nonemployer Businesses in 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

The number of U.S. businesses without paid employees reached 22.7 million in 2012.  Provides links to Nonemployer Statistics: 2012 for more details.  From the Census Bureau


Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Mental Health

Provides estimates of the number of adults with mental health, substance abuse, or related disorders under correctional supervision, discusses the risk factors that make offenders likely to return to criminal behavior, and presents the guidelines for  improving  transition and reentry to society. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Council of State Governments


Dispute Resolution and Justice Provision in Yemen’s Transition

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict

Explores the challenges and obstacles to alternative methods of dispute resolution in Yemen since the Arab Spring protests and the weakening of tribal authority.  From the United States Institute of Peace


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