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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OASDI Beneficiaries by State and County, 2014

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/oasdi_sc/2014/oasdi_sc14.pdf

Presents basic program data on the number and type of beneficiaries and the amount of benefits paid in each state and county under the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Prevalence of Disability and Disability Type Among Adults, United States, 2013

Categories: Disability,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6429a2.htm?s_cid=mm6429a2_w

Reports on the prevalence of disability among adults according to five factors: vision, cognition, mobility, self-care, and independent living.  Disabilities involving mobility and cognition were the most prevalent.  Offers statistics on prevalence of disabilities by type and state and by socio-demographic characteristics.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Persons With A Disability: Labor Force Characteristics, 2014

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/disabl_06162015.pdf

In 2014 17% of persons with a disability were employed, while the unemployment rate for such persons was 12.5%.  Statistical tables include information on occupations of employed persons with disabilities.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

A Matter of Choice? Arts Participation Patterns of Americans with Disabilities

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Disability,Statistics

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/Arts-Participation-Among-Adults-with-Disabilities-v3.pdf

Examines the degree of participation in arts activities by those with disabilities, the types of arts they prefer, and the reasons for such preferences.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual

Categories: Arab,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime-data-collection-guidelines-and-training-manual.pdf

The updated manual adds material on self-identified religions in the U.S. and an anti-Arab motivation for hate crimes.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/achievement-gap-narrows-high-school-graduation-rates-minority-students-improve-faster-rest-nation

Discusses state by state results for graduation by race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and economic disadvantages.  Also provides link to statistical table.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

School Practices and Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education,Tests/Assessments

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20154006/pdf/20154006.pdf

Provides information about the education of students with disabilities by examining whether their performances are included in accountability and assessment instruments and the use of school practices that relate to their educational outcomes.  From the Institute of Education Sciences

 

Jurisprudence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,United Nations,Women

http://juris.ohchr.org/

A single source for locating the recommendations and judicial findings of a variety of United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider human rights complaints.  Includes the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and many others.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

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