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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Race, Economics, and Social Status

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2018/race-economics-and-social-status/pdf/race-economics-and-social-status.pdf

Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore the patterns of social and economic factors in U.S. society by race and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690828.pdf

Examines patterns among disciplinary actions from nearly all public schools in 2013/14 and finds that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.  The disparities were widespread and persisted regardless of type of public school attended or level of school poverty.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Singleton Low Birthweight Rates, by Race and Hispanic Origin: United States, 2006-2016

Categories: African Americans,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db306.pdf

Low birthweight is among the leading causes of infant death in the U.S.  LBW rates declined from 2006-2014 but the trend reversed in 2015 and 2016 moving further away from the Healthy People 2020 Goal of reducing LBW rates.  This report shows trends in low birth rates by race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Blacks in the Labor Force

Categories: African Americans,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2018/blacks-in-the-labor-force/pdf/blacks-in-the-labor-force.pdf

Presents historical data and projections on African Americans in the U.S. labor force.  Offers statistics back to 1970s and projections to 2026.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016

Contains details of 5% rise in hate crimes during 2016 compared to the previous year.  Most attacks were directed against Blacks, Jews, Muslims, and LGBT people.  Covers information about the crimes, victims, offenders, and locations.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Native Americans,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/race-and-ethnicity/2016/home.htm

Describes labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity  groups in the U.S., including labor force participation, occupations, educational attainment, earnings, and unemployment.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Race and Hispanic Origin of Victims and Offenders, 2012-15

Categories: African Americans,Crime/Justice,Hispanics,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rhovo1215.pdf

Presents estimates of violent victimization by the race and Hispanic origin of victims and offenders during a recent four year period.  Also covers incident characteristics such as crime type, victim-offender relationship, and reporting to police.  From the  Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and Ethnicity: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/notes/feds-notes/recent-trends-in-wealth-holding-by-race-and-ethnicity-evidence-from-the-survey-of-consumer-finances-20170927.htm

Wealth rose for families in all race and ethnicity groups between 2013 and 2016, but wealth disparities among families of different racial and ethnic groups changed little.  Analyzes trends in total net worth among families of different groups and then types of assets that comprise net worth.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

 

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