Vol. 8, No. 7 July/August 2000
Government statistics on the Web
by Amy M. Kautzman
VIRTUAL ACADEMY column focuses on U.S. government statistical
information found via the Web. Mentions the impact that proposed
funding cuts will have on the U.S. Government Printing Office and
the Federal Depository Library Program. Provides a list of popular,
useful, and accessible statistical Web sites, along with some basic
explanatory text. Divides categories into General Resources,
Demographic Data, Industry Statistics, Economic Indicators, Prices
and Inflation, Measures of Compensation, International Comparisons,
and Economic Data. Points out that the statistics are useful for
conducting academic research, investigating what sort of new
business to open, how to pay employees, where to live, and what sort
of career to train for. Adds that statistics inform decisions, sway
arguments, and help to explore and scrutinize assumptions.
Includes one screen display.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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