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April 16, 2014

“Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years, as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher proportions of earnings to tax, according to new data in the annual Taxing Wages publication. The increases in tax burdens on labour income in 2013 were largest […] The post Tax burdens on labour income continue to rise across the OECD appeared first on beSpacific.
“The PRA has updated its website with information about data requests that will be sent to a number of life and general insurance firms in 2014- 2015 to support preparations for, and the transition to, Solvency II. The PRA will send the first data request directly to all firms in early May 2014. The deadline for […] The post PRA publishes information on data collection requests relating to life and general insurance firms appeared first on beSpacific.

April 15, 2014

Eileen Appelbaum, Heather Boushey, and John Schmitt |April 15, 2014: “Over the past three decades, there has been a steady rise in the share of women, especially mothers, in the workforce. As indicated by the data, the majority of women and mothers work, and many work full time and full year. This dramatic increase in women’s […] The post The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work appeared first on beSpacific.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly – April 11, 2014 / 63(14);312-318: ”The U.S. teen birth rate has continued to decline, from 84.1 births per 1,000 teens aged 15–19 years in 1991 to an all-time low of 29.4 in 2012 (1). Despite this trend, approximately 305,000 infants were born to teens aged 15–19 years in 2012 , and […] The post Vital Signs: Births to Teens Aged 15–17 Years — United States, 1991–2012 appeared first on beSpacific.
Standardisation in the area of innovation and  technological development, notably in the field of Text and Data Mining - Report from the Expert Group, 2014. “Text and data mining (TDM) is an important technique for analysing and extracting new insights and knowledge from the exponentially increasing store of digital data (‘Big Data’). It is important to understand the […] The post EU Report – Text and Data Mining appeared first on beSpacific.
“In 2013, 12 states accounted for 80% of U.S. wind-generated electricity, according to preliminary generation data released in EIA’s March Electric Power Monthly report. Texas was again the top wind power state with nearly 36 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity. Iowa was second, with more than 15 million MWh, followed by California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, […] The post Twelve states produced 80% of U.S. wind power in 2013 appeared first on beSpacific.
Meghan McGuinness: “Cyber attacks are an increasing risk for the US electric sector and have eclipsed terrorism as the primary threat, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team responded to 256 incidents that targeted critical infrastructure sectors in fiscal year 2013, and 59 percent of those incidents involved the […] The post Pew – A new organization for cybersecurity across the electric grid appeared first on beSpacific.
“The U.S. Census Bureau is unveiling a new Web-based analysis tool that provides access to the full Quarterly Workforce Indicators dataset. The tool — named QWI Explorer — includes measures on employment, job creation and destruction, hires and wages from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program. QWI Explorer allows users to compare, rank and aggregate indicators […] The post Beta Release of Workforce Statistics Analysis Tool appeared first on beSpacific.
“In order to address the nation’s growing interest in and demand for the radio spectrum, NTIA, in consultation with the federal agencies, has developed a compendium of detailed narratives describing federal spectrum uses from 225 MHz to 5 GHz.  The narratives at the links below provide information for each frequency band in this range in […] The post Federal Government Spectrum Compendium appeared first on beSpacific.
“The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) measures the rates at which Americans are victims of crimes, including rape and sexual assault, but there is concern that rape and sexual assault are undercounted on this survey. BJS asked the National Research Council to investigate this issue and recommend best practices for […] The post Estimating the Incidence of Rape and Sexual Assault (2014) appeared first on beSpacific.
“Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Each of these shifts would by itself be the defining demographic story of its era. The fact that both are unfolding simultaneously has […] The post Pew – The Next America appeared first on beSpacific.
“This Basel Committee on Banking Supervision standard sets out a supervisory framework for measuring and controlling large exposures. The framework is scheduled to take effect from 1 January 2019 and will supersede the Committee’s 1991 standard on this topic. Since publication of the original standard, the financial system has changed dramatically. While many jurisdictions modelled their national rules […] The post Supervisory framework for measuring and controlling large exposures – final standard appeared first on beSpacific.

April 14, 2014

Outside: “ If you’ve been looking for a natural pick-me-up, get like Thoreau and move to the woods. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that people who live in communities with more green space reported feeling lower levels of depression and anxiety. Kirsten Malecki, an assistant professor of population health sciences, and her team compared mental health data […] The post Exposure to Neighborhood Green Space and Mental Health appeared first on beSpacific.
“View the video or download the slides from the recent Inside the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) OCLC Research Distinguished Seminar Series presentation in which DPLA  Executive Founding Director Dan Cohen explains how the DPLA was created, how it functions as a portal and platform, what the staff is currently working on, and what’s to come for the young project and organization.” The post OCLC Presentation – Inside the Digital Public Library of America appeared first on beSpacific.
Pew Research – Mary Madden – “As news of large-scale data breaches and vulnerabilities grows, new findings from the Pew Research Center suggest that growing numbers of online Americans have had important personal information stolen and many have had an account compromised.  Findings from a January 2014 survey show that: 18% of online adults have […] The post More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach appeared first on beSpacific.
Partnership for Public Service 2014 – “The managers and employees of well-run federal agencies are usually on the same page, sharing a common vision and working in sync to achieve mission results. But when there are considerable disparities in the viewpoints of these two groups, it could mean that your agency doesn’t agree on key […] The post 2013 Best Places To Work in the Federal Government Analysis appeared first on beSpacific.
“CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have updated their estimates of the budgetary effects of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that relate to health insurance coverage. The new estimates, which are included in CBO’s latest baseline projections, reflect CBO’s most recent economic forecast, account for administrative actions […] The post Updated Estimates of Effects of Insurance Coverage Provisions of Affordable Care Act appeared first on beSpacific.
“The CDC National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report is a report that gives a closer look at the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) most commonly reported to CDC using the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). This is an annual report that describes national and state progress in preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, surgical site infections […] The post CDC – Healthcare-associated Infections appeared first on beSpacific.
Trade linkages and the globalisation of inflation in Asia and the Pacific by Raphael Auer and Aaron Mehrotra. Working Papers No 447, April 2014 “Some observers argue that increased real integration has led to greater comovement of prices internationally. We examine the evidence for cross-border price spillovers among economies participating in the pan-Asian cross-border production networks. Starting with country-level data, we […] The post Trade linkages and the globalisation of inflation in Asia and the Pacific appeared first on beSpacific.
PETROLEUM REFINING: Industry’s Outlook Depends on Market Changes and Key Environmental Regulations, GAO-14-249: Published: Mar 14, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2014: “Stakeholders GAO contacted and information reviewed by GAO identified the following three major changes that have recently affected the domestic petroleum refining industry: Increased production. U.S. and Canadian crude oil production have increased, leading to lower costs […] The post GAO Report – Petroleum Refining appeared first on beSpacific.