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Author: Mary Elizabeth Sweet
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: apparel, summary, trade, industry
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 1995-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788122835
ISBN-13: 9780788122835

Examines recent developments in the apparel industry, particularly during 1989-1993. Describes the industry structure, recent changes in industry activity, conditions of competition and efforts of the U.S. industry to meet the competitive challenges facing it, foreign industries and the globalization of apparel production, the recent performance of the U.S. industry in both domestic and foreign markets, and recent trends in U.S. foreign trade in apparel. Tables and figures.

Author: Frank Levy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: living, standards, trends, recent, place, running
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 1996-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788145738
ISBN-13: 9780788145735

These two papers provide a deeper understanding into the causes of the recent stagnation in U.S. living standards. The first paper analyzes changes in individual wages and family incomes over time. This longitudinal approach provides insight into how different types of families are managing in today's economy. The second paper looks at recent wage and income data across various demographic groups. By employing different methodologies, each paper helps explain another piece of the economic puzzle. They provide an answer to the question, if the economic is doing so well, why are Americans so anx

Author: Barbara Bovbjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: illustrate, plans, weaknesses, funding, rules, benefit, defined, pensions, recent, experiences, large, private
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 142230230X
ISBN-13: 9781422302309

Recent terminations of large underfunded pension plans, along with continued widespread underfunding, suggest weaknesses in pension funding rules that may threaten retirement incomes of these plans' participants, as well as the future viability of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) single-employer insurance program. This report examines: (1) the recent funding & contribution experience of the nation's largest private defined benefit plans; (2) the funding & contribution experience of large underfunded plans, & the role of the additional funding charge; & (3) the implications of large pl

Author: Richard J. Hillman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: resources, utilization, division, enforcement, testimony, congressional, communication, enhance, comm, exchange, greater, attention, needed, securities
Number of Pages: 14
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437916333
ISBN-13: 9781437916331

In recent years, questions have been raised about the capacity of the SEC Div. of Enforcement to manage its resources and fulfill its law enforcement and investor protection responsibilities. This testimony focuses on: (1) the extent to which the Div. of Enforcement has an appropriate mix of resources; (2) considerations affecting penalty determinations, and recent trends in penalties and disgorgements ordered; and (3) the adoption, implementation, and effects of recent penalty policies. For this work, Hillman analyzed information on resources, enforcement actions, and penalties; and interview

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: recent, trends, origins, classification, object, budget
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 1995-04-01
ISBN-10: 0788117025
ISBN-13: 9780788117022

Defines object classifications; discusses their origins, development, & use; presents historical trend data; & comments on recent actual & proposed uses of object class data to reduce federal administrative costs. 24 charts & tables

Author: Janet Heinrich
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: poses, continuing, challenges, supply, adequate, vaccine, ensuring, childhood
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2003-11-01
ISBN-10: 0756728401
ISBN-13: 9780756728403

The federal government plays a variety of roles in immunization programs, one of the leading public health achievements of the 20th century, including ensuring the adequacy of the nation's vaccine supply -- a matter of increasing concern in recent years. In late 2001, the CDC reported shortages in 5 of the 8 recommended childhood vaccines. Concerned about the increasing frequency of these shortages, this report examines: (1) to what extent have recent childhood vaccine shortages affected immunization policies & programs?; (2) what factors have contributed to the recent shortages, & have they b

Author: Ana María Oviedo
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: literature, survey, policies, costs, informality, causes, economic
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2009-05
ISBN-10: 0821379968
ISBN-13: 9780821379967

This survey assembles recent theoretical and empirical advances in the literature on economic informality and analyzes the causes and costs of informality in developed and developing economies. Using recent evidence, the survey discusses the nature and roots of informal economic activity across countries, distinguishing between informality as the result of Sexclusion and Sexit. The survey provides an extensive review of recent international experience with policies aimed at reducing informality, in particular, policies that facilitate the formalization process, create a framework for the trans
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