State Rankings 2016

A Statistical View of America

Author: Kathleen O'Leary Morgan,Scott E. Morgan

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506351492

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 6887

Published annually, State Rankings features comprehensive state statistics making it easy to compare states across key measures in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. The editors compile useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research making it a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. The rankings have been updated using specific methodology explained in the introduction. Geographic and data notes are also included to provide context. State Rankings compares every state and Washington, DC, in the following areas: - Agriculture - Population - Economy - Environment - Government finance - Crime - Education - Geography - Social welfare - Defense - Health - Energy - Housing
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State Rankings 2015: A Statistical View of America

Author: CQ Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781483385044

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1962

Published annually, State Rankings features comprehensive state statistics making it easy to compare states across key measures in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. The editors compile useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research making it a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world.
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State Rankings 2016

A Statistical View of America

Author: Kathleen Oleary Morgan,Scott E. Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781506333700

Category:

Page: N.A

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State Rankings 2012: A Statistical View of America

Author: Kathleen OLeary Morgan,Scott Morgan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452230919

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

View: 5626

Ranks states in terms of income, agricultural and industrial production, mortality rates, college graduates, divorce, debt, population change, highway fatalities, and taxes.
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Essential Criminal Law

Author: Matthew Lippman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506356168

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 4888

Essential Criminal Law, Second Edition equips students with a foundational and practical understanding of criminal law in the United States, as well as encourages strong legal reasoning skills for students with no prior exposure to case law. Award-winning professor and bestselling author Matthew Lippman guides students through the complexities of the legal system using thought-provoking examples of real-life crimes and legal defenses, along with highly approachable case analyses. Updated with the most current developments in criminal law and public policy, the Second Edition takes students beyond the classroom and prepares them to apply criminal law in today’s legal world.
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State Rankings 2018

A Statistical View of America

Author: Kathleen O'Leary Morgan,Scott Morgan

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781544300658

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 2480

Published annually, State Rankings features comprehensive state statistics across key measures in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. The editors compile useful statistics that otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research, making it a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. Overall state rankings are provided as well as a complete list of all sources used to compile the tables. The rankings have been updated using specific methodology explained in the introduction with the most current available data at publication. Explanatory notes on the source and data are also included to provide context to each statistical table. State Rankings compares every state and Washington, D.C. in the following areas: Agriculture Population Economy Environment Government finance Crime Education Geography Social welfare Defense
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The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition

Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524710342

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

View: 7952

NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 382 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life · Bonus list of the 200 "best-value" schools featured in Colleges That Pay You Back DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school What the media is saying about The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide: “The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.” –The New York Times “A great book.... It’s a bargain.” –CNN “Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen “Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Economic Forum

ISBN: 9295044282

Category: Sex discrimination

Page: 196

View: 7859

"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.
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State Rankings 2013: A Statistical View of America

Author: Kathleen OLeary Morgan,Kathleen O'leary Morgan,Scott Morgan

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 9781452282831

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 1865

This single reference volume features every cutting-edge CQ Researcher report published in 2012. CQ Researcher is the most trusted source for in-depth reporting on current, vital issues, and is the top choice of librarians and students seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on the issues shaping the world.
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The Global Competitiveness Report 2004-2005

Author: Michael E. Porter,Klaus Schwab,Xavier Sala-I-Martin,Augusto Lopez-Claros

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403949134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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The World Economic Forum's annual Global Competitiveness Report evaluates the potential for sustained economic growth of over 100 economies and ranks them accordingly. Since it first release in 1979, the Report has become the most authoritative and comprehensive study of its type. The 2004-2005 Report Contains: *Detailed country competitiveness provides of 104 economies *Data tables for survey and hard data variable ranking profiled economies *Complementary global rankings: the Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Business Competitiveness Index (BCI), measuring growth and productivity respectively *Exclusive Data from the Executive Onion Survey, with over 8,700 responses from business leaders worldwide. Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of international scholars and a global network of over 100 leading national research institutes and business organizations, the Report also showcases the latest thinking and research on issues of immediate relevance for business leaders and policy-makers.
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Freedom in the 50 States

An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom

Author: William P. Ruger,Jason Sorens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944424336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The fourth edition of this study ranks the American states according to how their public policies affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres.
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Crime State Rankings

Author: Kathleen O'Leary Morgan,Scott E. Morgan

Publisher: Morgan Quitno Corporation

ISBN: 9780740100406

Category: Reference

Page: 540

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Population in China

Author: Nancy E. Riley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745688675

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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China is home to a fifth of the worldï¿1⁄2s inhabitants. For the last several decades, this huge population has been in flux: fertility has fallen sharply, mortality has declined, and massive rural-to-urban migration is taking place. The state has played a direct role in these changes, seeing population control as an important part of its intention to modernize the country. In this insightful new work, Nancy E. Riley argues that Chinaï¿1⁄2s population policies and outcomes are not simply imposed by the state onto an unresponsive citizenry, but have arisen from the social organization of China over the past sixty years. Riley demonstrates how Chinaï¿1⁄2s population and population policy are intertwined and interact with other social and economic features. Riley also examines the unintended consequences of state directives, including the extraordinary number of ï¿1⁄2missing girls,ï¿1⁄2 the rapid aging of the population, and an increase in inequality, particularly between rural and urban residents. Ultimately, Chinaï¿1⁄2s demographic story has to be understood as a complex, multi-pieced phenomenon. This book will be essential reading for researchers and students of China and social demography, as well as non-specialists interested in the changing nature of Chinaï¿1⁄2s population.
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Inside Graduate Admissions

Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

Author: Julie R. Posselt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674915666

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Advanced degrees are necessary for careers that once required only a college education. Yet little has been written about who gets into grad school and why. Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on this secret process, revealing how faculty evaluate applicants in top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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State Rankings 2008

A Statistical View of America

Author: Kathleen O'Leary Morgan,Scott Morgan

Publisher: Morgan Quitno Corp

ISBN: 9780872899261

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 625

View: 8654

CQ Press's popular rankings reference book makes it easy to compare states across a broad range of categories, including education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and much more. The editors have compiled useful statistics into easy-to-understand tables, graphs, and other tools that make research fast and easy.
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State Rankings 2017

A Statistical View of America

Author: Scott Morgan,Kathleen Oleary Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781506371801

Category:

Page: 624

View: 6167

Published annually, State Rankings features comprehensive state statistics making it easy to compare states across key measures in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. The editors compile useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research making it a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. The rankings have been updated using specific methodology explained in the introduction. Geographic and data notes are also included to provide context. State Rankings compares every state and Washington, DC, in the following areas: - Agriculture - Population - Economy - Environment - Government finance - Crime - Education - Geography - Social welfare - Defense - Health - Energy - Housing
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The Smartest Kids in the World

And How They Got That Way

Author: Amanda Ripley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165443X

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9645

Following three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living in Finland, South Korea, and Poland, a literary journalist recounts how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results.
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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War

Author: Robert J. Gordon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

View: 6525

In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.
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The Nordic Theory of Everything

In Search of a Better Life

Author: Anu Partanen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062316567

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. and Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist “nanny states,” revealing instead that it is we Americans who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize. As Partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do. Partanen wants to open Americans’ eyes to how much better things can be—to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream—to provide the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, economically secure, upwardly mobile life for everyone. Offering insights, advice, and solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society, rekindle our optimism, and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives.
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The Who, What, and Where of America

Understanding the American Community Survey

Author: Deirdre A. Gaquin,Mary Meghan Ryan

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 159888882X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

View: 6899

The Who, What, and Where of America pulls details from the American Community Survey (ACS) which provides a portrait of America at a certain point in time. Who: Age, Race and Ethnicity, and Household Structure What: Education, Employment, and Income Where: Migration, Housing, and Transportation Each part is preceded by highlights and ranking tables that show how areas diverge from the national norm. These research aids are invaluable for understanding data from the ACS and for highlighting what it tells us about who we are, what we do, and where we live. Each topic is divided into four tables revealing the results of the data collected from different types of geographic areas in the United States, generally with populations greater than 20,000. Table A. States Table B. Counties Table C. Metropolitan Areas Table D. Cities In this issue you will find social and economic estimates on the ways American Communities are changing with regard to the following: Age and race Health care coverage Marital history Education attainment Income and occupation Commute time to work Employment status Home values and monthly costs Veteran status Size of home or rental unit This title is the latest in the County and City Extra Series of publications from Bernan Press. Other titles include County and City Extra, County and City Extra: Special Decennial Census Edition, and Places, Towns, and Townships.
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