Friday, December 24, 2004
Link to press release
Subjects : Holiday Statistics -- United States
Subjects : Population forecasting -- Statistics
Subjects : High School Students -- Education -- United States
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Subjects : Economics -- Environmental Policy
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Subjects : Civil Liberties -- International
Monday, December 20, 2004
of Labor reported today. The proportion of the population who volunteered during the year held steady at 28.8 percent.
These data on volunteering were collected through a supplement to the September 2004 Current Population Survey (CPS). Volunteers are defined as persons who did unpaid work (except for expenses) through or for an organization. The CPS is a monthly survey of about 60,000 households that obtains information on employment and unemployment among the nation's civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over."
Source : Bureau of Labor Statistics [via Docuticker]
Link to report page
Subjects : Volunteers -- United States -- Statistics
- 28% of people 65 and over lived alone, compared with 10% of the total population
- 10% of people 65 and over were foreign born.
- Of the people who spoke a language other than English at home, Indo-European languages other than Spanish were the most prominently used by people 65 and older.
- 90% of households with a householder 65 and over received social security income.
Subjects : Statistics -- U.S. Census -- Aged
Subjects : Academia -- Gender Equity
"This report reviews the recent incidence of terrorism in South Asia, concentrating on Pakistan and India, but also including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The existence of international terrorist groups and their supporters in South Asia is identified as a threat to both regional stability and to the attainment of central U.S. policy goals."
Subjects : Terrorism -- South Asia -- U.S. Foreign Policy
Subjects : History -- U.S. Supreme Court
Subjects : United States -- Education -- Literacy
Report #1 : U.S. War on Terror, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Anti-Americanism
Subjects : Public Opinion -- Foreign Policy -- Terrorism -- Anti-Americanism
Report #2: Restrictions on Civil Liberties, Views of Islam, & Muslim Americans
Subjects : Public Opinion -- Civil Liberties -- Islam -- Muslim Americans
Friday, December 17, 2004
- Hispanics were slightly less likely to be in the labor force than the total population.
- Proportionately more Hispanic women than Hispanic men held managerial or professional jobs.
- In 1999, Spaniard, South American, and Cuban families had higher median family incomes than other Hispanic groups.
- Over half of all Hispanic households lived in renter-occupied housing units.
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Subjects : Statistics -- U.S. Census -- Hispanic Population
Achievement in Charter Schools and Regular Public Schools in the U.S. : Understanding the Differences
Subjects : Education -- Charter Schools
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Subject: Christmas Carols -- History
Source : Little Hoover Commission. Download Executive Summary | Download Full Report (110 pages)
Subjects : Women -- Correctional Systems
Wednesday, December 15, 2004
- About 80% of Asians had a high school diploma or more education
- Among women in the detailed Asian groups, Filipino women had the highest labor force participation rate.
- Asians were more likely than the total population to be in management, professional, and related occupations.
- The median annual income of Asian families was higher than the median of all families.
- Homeownership was relatively lower for Asians than the total U.S. population
Subjects : Statistics -- U.S. Census -- Asian Population
From the Press Release : "America and its allies can reduce support for radical Islam and terrorism — and improve relations with the Muslim world — by supporting moderate Muslims and social, economic and educational reforms in Muslim nations, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today." From the Abstract : "Examines the dynamics that drive changes in the religio-political landscape of the Muslim world, the effects of 9/11, the global war on terrorism, and the war in Iraq." Dowload PDF Full Document | Summary Only
Subjects : Islam -- Muslims -- Terrorism
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Subjects : U. S. Government Documents -- Performance and Accountability
Link to Journal of the American Medical Association Article
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
"The trickiest issue is copyright. The company will begin by scanning works that are in the public domain, and the full contents of those books will accessible online through the popular Google search engine."
"But the company also plans to scan copyrighted books in some of the libraries. The search engine will not return the full texts of those volumes, but will instead provide up to three short excerpts, each consisting of only a few lines of text in which a search term appears."
Link to full article
Monday, December 13, 2004
Link to search page
Important note! Stanford belongs to an educational institution that subscribes to the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Through this subscription CASBS fellows have access to online video from the Archive's collection of CNN material.
Subjects : Broadcasting -- Databases
Source : National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Subjects : Broadcasting -- Hispanics
Friday, December 10, 2004
Highlight of the new date from the press release : The number of cell phone subscribers in the United States reached approximately 159 million in 2003, up from 34 million in 1995."
Link to site with data tables.
Subjects : United States -- Statistics
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Subjects: United States - Northwest - Census Data - Native American Indian
Subjects: Child Development - Relocation
Subjects: Social Issues -- Welfare Reform -- Canada
"In the aftermath of the 2004 Presidential election, many of us have come to believe that the Left must learn how to speak more effectively to ears attuned to the Right. How can we better express our values? Can we learn from conservative critiques of those values? Are there conservative values that we should be more forthright about sharing? "Left2Right" will be a discussion of these and related questions. " Link to Blog
Participants include Don Herzog (CASBS Fellow 1991), Lewis Kornhauser (CASBS Fellow 1982), and Richard Rorty (CASBS Fellow 1983).
Subjects: Blog -- United States Politics
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Subjects : Media - United States - Military - Embedded Press
Subjects: U. S. School Violence - Education - Student Behavior. Download PDF
Article from First Monday:
"Much has been written about the transformation of scholarly communication brought about by the Internet. Although scholars are central to the creation of research and innovation, their work is supported and facilitated by academic presses and libraries. The presence and quality of these two divisions within research universities often contribute to institutional prestige."
"This article focuses on research libraries and publishers as two groups that are gaining more experience in the production and dissemination of monographic scholarship in digital formats. It surveys their entry into the digital sphere and examines where they are today. Their perspectives and priorities differ but each party has knowledge and experience that could benefit the other."
Link to Article
Subjects: Academic Publishing
Subjects: United Kingdom -- Census
Monday, December 06, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Subjects: Christmas Shopping -- Retail Sales -- Shopping
“The County Business Patterns data series includes a separate report for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Individual state reports present payroll and employment data for the state and counties by industry.”
The site has yearly reports from 1993 - 2002 available for download.
Subjects: U. S. Census -- Business Statistics
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Subjects: 2004 U. S. Election -- College Students
Subjects: Youth -- U.S. Government Policy -- Digital Divide
Subjects: Media -- Youth -- Civic Participation
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
This site contains recently declassified documents as well as discussion of political hurdles, historical milestones and government references about the Freedom of Information Act: Veto Battle 30 Years Ago Set Freedom of Information Norms