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Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2013

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

In 2013 women earned 82% of the median weekly earnings of male workers.  Provides details of women’s earnings by age, education, occupation, and state of residence.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Births Resulting From Assisted Reproductive Technology: Comparing Birth Certificate and National ART Surveillance System Data, 2011

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Statistics

Compares data on births resulting from assisted reproductive technology procedures from 2011 birth certificates with data from the National ART Surveillance System.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Current Contraceptive Status Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2011-2013

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Describes patterns of contraceptive use among women of child-bearing age by the most commonly used methods.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Describes and compares the characteristics of student and nonstudent female victims of rape and sexual assault, the attributes and location of the victimization, and the characteristics of the offender.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2012: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Provides statistics on the number of applications for guns and the number of denials.  Includes details back to the passage of the Brady Act in 1994.   From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Capital Punishment, 2013, State Tables

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Statistics

At the end of 2013 nearly 3,000 inmates were under sentence of death.  The number decreased for the 13th consecutive year.  39 executions were recorded with Texas accounting for 16.  Also includes offender characteristics, time between sentence imposition and execution, and methods of execution.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Annual Income and Earnings Inequality Metrics: 2009 to 2012

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics

Annual estimates of inequality for personal, family, and household income and earnings.  From the Census Bureau


A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being)

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Measures of well-being include school performance, family reading practices, shared meal times, television rules, and extracurricular activities.  From the Census Bureau


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