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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employment Situation of Veterans

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans who served since 9/11 was 4.5% in 2017.  Includes information on veterans by age, gender, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, period of service, disability status and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Annual Statistical Supplement to the Social Security Bulletin 2017

One of the major annual federal government statistical publications.  Offers statistics and annual information on many social service programs including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, and Disability programs.  From the Social Security Administration


Factors Affecting the Labor Force Participation of People Ages 25 to 54

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Examines seven demographic factors that are related to overall labor force participation: sex, birth cohort, education, race/ethnicity, disability, marital status, and presence of young children at home.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Characteristics and Outcomes of Undergraduates with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education-Higher,Statistics

Covers demographic and background characteristics of students with disabilities, enrollment and academic characteristics, and postsecondary outcomes.  Also covers their preparation for postsecondary education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Estimated Prevalence of Children with Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities in the United States, 2014-2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Provides the latest prevalence estimates for diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and other developmental delay among U.S. children aged 3-17.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Voters with Disabilities: Observations on Polling Place Accessibility and Related Federal Guidance

Categories: Disability,Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

Examines a sample of 178 U.S. polling places and finds that 60% had one or more potential impediments for voters with disabilities.  Covers in-person voting before and on election day, the extent to which polling places had impediments, actions taken to facilitate voting by those with disabilities, and the extent to which federal accessibility requirements apply to voting.  From the Government Accountability Office


2016 Hate Crime Statistics

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

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


Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2016

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides financial and demographic information about the program which provides benefits to the disabled.  Topics covered include current beneficiaries, benefits awarded-withheld-and terminated, and geographic distributions.  From the Social Security Administration


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