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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2017

The National Data Book

Bernan Press and ProQuest

The Statistical Abstract of the United States has provided a statistical portrait of social, political, demographic and economic conditions of America since 1878. This 2017 edition continues the heritage begun so long ago by the U.S. government, with the U.S. Census Bureau being the last agency to produce the compendium at government expense. Now in our fifth annual edition, Bernan and ProQuest carry on the proud tradition and responsibility of creating the statistical portrait of America.

Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book and a guide to statistical sources. Long-time users of the Statistical Abstract of the United States expect each new edition to carry forward much of the content from prior editions, as well as introduce new data as America continues to evolve. Our editors are committed to updating the long-standing, historical statistics as new data becomes available, as well as finding new topics to cover.

This 2017 edition includes nearly 40 new tables on topics including:

  • Student grant and scholarship aid
  • Use of public libraries
  • Visa overstays
  • Dental care visits
  • Youth tobacco and nicotine product use
  • Crude oil rail shipments
  • Pipeline mileage and safety
  • Subsidized housing
  • Characteristics of military personnel and families
  • Prisoner recidivism
  • Mental health treatment facilities
  • Sexual attraction and orientation
  • and much more
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Bernan Press
Pages: 1032Size: 9 x 11 1/4
978-1-59888-875-1 • Hardback • December 2016 • $199.00 • (£135.00)
This is the fifth print edition that Bernan has published after the Census Bureau announced that it would cease publication of the abstract in 2011. The 2017 edition contains updated information from current publications, including the number and types of endangered species as of July 2016. There are also new tables on a variety of topics: ‘Sexual Attraction and Orientation,’ ‘Pipeline Mileage and Safety,’ ‘Prisoner Recidivism.’… [L]ibraries that still have patrons who use reference books will find this a necessary purchase.

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is also available online. To learn more click here.