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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Suicide Rising Across the U.S.

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

Discusses the rising suicide rate in the U.S. from 1999 through 2016 and the causes behind it.  Provides graphic on state rates, what is being done to prevent suicide, and the 12 suicide warning signs.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Earnings and Employment Data for Workers Covered Under Social Security and Medicare, by State and County, 2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Medicare/Medicaid,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Annual statistical report presenting earnings and employment data by sex and age for people in employment covered under Social Security and Medicare. Covers all states, DC, and outlying areas. From the Social Security Administration


Knight First Amendment Institute et al v. Donald Trump et al

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts,Telecommunications/Internet

Text of judicial decision in U.S. District Court which ruled that, consistent with the First Amendment, a public official such as the president could not block a person from his Twitter account in response to political views expressed by the person.  From the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


Navy Shipbuilding: Past Performance Provides Valuable Lessons for Future Investments

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

Describes challenges in U.S. shipbuilding programs, summarizes recommendations made by government financial experts in the past, reviews the outcomes and discrepancies in costs, quality and schedule in shipbuilding contracts over the past decade, and compares best practices with current Navy practices for addressing risks inherent in shipbuilding.  From the Government Accountability Office.


Federal Mandatory Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2008 to 2028

Estimates that outlays for means-tested programs (Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, EITC et al) would grow at an average rate of 4% over the next decade, while outlays for non-means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare et al) would grow at an average rate of 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office


A Description of U.S. Adults Who Are Not Digitally Literate

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Examines the rate of digital literacy in the U.S. including how this rate varies among demographic and workforce groups, and how the U.S. digital literacy rate compares to the rate in other countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Teacher Satisfaction with Salary and Current Job

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Describes the percentage of teachers who are satisfied with their salary and compares the job satisfaction of teachers who are satisfied and dissatisfied with their salary.  Overall 45% of teachers were satisfied and 55% were dissatisfied with salary.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Climate Change: Analysis of Reported Federal Funding

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Govt Finance

Examines reported federal funding on climate change matters from 2010 to 2017, the funding directed to activities where addressing climate change is the primary purpose, and the extent to which the primary purpose programs are overlapping or duplicative.  From the Government Accountability Office


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