Monday April 20, 2015

The Economist produced this feature, looking at marijuana in the U.S.

Search the map by Legal Status, Illegal Cost, Legal Cost, Sales 2013, Sales 2014 and Support for Legalization.

Read more.

(Source: The Economist)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Apr 20, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

The Statistical Yearbook of the League of Nations has been digitized by Northwestern University Library (NUL).

It was published between 1926 and 1944 and contains statistics on population, livestock, production, commerce, transport and communications, public finance, currency and prices.

From MADGIC's subject guide:

The League of Nations was established by the coming into force on January 10th, 1920 of the Treaty of Versailles, Part I. Covenant. The aim of this association of self-governing countries was to promote peace and collective security.

Sixty-three countries signed the Covenant during the life of the organization with the exception of the United States. The League was governed by the Council, the Assembly and the Permanent Secretariat.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

This item first appeared on the MADGICAL WEb, on June 9, 2014.

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Thursday April 16, 2015

A new report by Statistics Canada takes a look the living conditions of grandparents and their grandchildren.

"Diversity of grandparents living with their grandchildren" was published this week by Statistics Canada and uses data derived from the 2011 National Household Survey.

The majority of grandparents in Canada live separately from their grandchildren. However, there are still many Canadians who are living in the same household.

Here are some of the findings:

  • In 2011, approximately 7 million grandparents aged 45 years and older represented 57% of the population in this age group
  • Grandparents on average had 4.2 grandchildren
  • In 2011, over 600,000 people aged 45 and over lived with their grandchildren
  • 88% of grandparents also lived with a least 1 middle-generation person (i.e their son or daughter)
  • 12% were living in a skip-generation situation, meaning there are no parents of the grandchildren living in that household

(Source: The Daily)

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