Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

SSI Recipients by State and County 2015

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information about the number of recipients and amount of benefits received by state and county for the Supplemental Security Income Program, which provides cash assistance to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons.  From the Social Security Administration


Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All: Global Education Monitoring Report 2016

Categories: Education,United Nations

Describes progress made and challenges remaining in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 relating to education by 2030.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.


Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Categories: Arab,Business/Economics,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Urban Issues

Describes bleak economic conditions in the Palestinian territories despite efforts to provide aid through the United Nations.  From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


2014 Business Dynamics Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Announces availability of latest statistics on firm and establishment characteristics.  Provides links to data sets.  From the Census Bureau


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-March 2016

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

27.3 million persons were uninsured in the U.S. during the first three months of 2016, 1.3 million fewer than in 2015, and 21.3 million fewer than in 2010.  Includes short-term trends by race and ethnicity, private exchange coverage, and health insurance coverage by state Health Insurance Marketplace type.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Remedial Coursetaking at U. S. Public 2- and 4-Year Institutions: Scope, Experience, and Outcomes

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Examines the effectiveness of remedial education courses at community colleges and four year institutions by analyzing the remedial courses taken by beginning postsecondary students, the characteristics of the students, and the outcomes for those who took such courses compared to those who did not.  From the National Center for Education Statistics



Private Health Insurance: In Most States and New Exchanges, Enrollees Continued to be Concentrated Among Few Issuers in 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Concerns have been raised about the degree of concentration in the health insurance marketplace leading to fewer choices and higher premiums.  The Affordable Care Act was intended to provide more choices.  This study looks at concentration in the health insurance exchanges from 2011 through 2014 and changes in issuer participation in each state from 2013 to 2014.  From the Government Accountability Office


The EU in the World: 2016 edition

Categories: European Union,Statistics

Provides a  selection of statistical indicators on the members of the European Union and compares them with the 15 non-EU  members of the Group of 20.  From Eurostat

(European Union     statistics)

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