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In Case You Missed It: New Open Resources
These helpful sources are open and offer background on current events of global importance.
Understand the latest in the wage gap between women and men:
Global Wage Report 2018/19: What Lies Behind Gender Pay Gaps Source: International Labour Organization
Keywords: Statistics, Gender, Labor, Salaries
New detailed report examines landmines and explosives left behind after war:
Source: International Campaign to Ban LandminesKeywords: Statistics, Landmines, Conflict
New resources from the U.S. Global Change Research Program:
Fourth National Climate Assessment, Vol. II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States and 2nd State of the Carbon Cycle Report
Source: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Keywords: Climate, Climate Change, Environment Assessments
Updated research now available from the CDC on smoking and vaping among high school students:
Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR/CDC)
Keywords: Smoking, Health, Tobacco, Cigarettes, Students
Gain insight into trends on international students and scholars studying and teaching in the United States:
Source: Institute of International Education (IIE)
Keywords: Higher Education, Students, International
The U.S. Census has released new data on young couples’ behavior:
Data Tables: America’s Families and Living Arrangements
Source: U.S. Census
Keywords: Young Adults, Marriage, Families, Living
Did You Know: Open Resources to Bookmark
The GCIS is a database that links together a network of information, including organizations, datasets, and research, especially those products maintained and disseminated by government agencies and organizations.
Source: US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)