Monday July 25, 2016

China Data Online is a comprehensive statistical resource which includes Census data, population data, economic data, industrial data and maps.

The China Data Center at the University of Michigan has just released a series of 2010 Census data products.

This database is available to Carleton University students, staff and faculty as it is a licensed product.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

This item first appeared on the MADGICAL Web, September 28, 2016.

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Wednesday July 20, 2016

New to the collection: recent titles on a variety of topics, published by the OECD and available at the OECD iLibrary portal.

1. Farm management practices to foster green growth

2. Teaching excellence through professional learning and policy reform: lessons from around the world

3. The world of public employment services

4. Water governance in cities

5. Household debt in OECD countries

6. Public-Private Partnerships for Statistics

(Source: OECD)

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Wednesday July 13, 2016

Did you know that nearly 30 million Latin Americans are at risk of sliding back into poverty?

According to a recent report published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), an estimated 25 to 30 million men and women, who were rescued from poverty in the early 2000s, were at risk of sliding back into it.

Between 2003 and 2013, public policies, focusing on education and job creation, in the region helped lift around 72 million people out of poverty and move 94 million into the middle class.

With the economic downturn occurring in 2008, Brazil and Venezuela sunk into deep financial recession, with other countries facing widespread unemployment.

Read more.

(Source: Humanosphere)

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