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Measuring the Representation of Women and Minorities in the SBIC Program

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Women

Examines how the racial and gender identity of Small Business Investment Companies’ boards is related to investment decisions they make, especially as to the race and gender of the owners of companies they invest in.  Includes research results on racial and gender diversity in the finance community and measures of diversity in the SBIC Program.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, sponsored by the Small Business Administration.


Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Hispanics,Statistics

Invites comments on an agency review and possible revision of federal standards f or collecting and presenting data on race and ethnicity, which were last revised in 1997.  Under consideration: the use of separate questions measuring race and ethnicity, the classification of a Middle Eastern and North African category, and the terminology used for race and ethnicity classifications.  Summary with link to full text at bottom.  From the Federal Register and GPO’s FDsys.  Posted by the Office of Management and Budget.


Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2016

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Native Americans,Statistics

Presents a selection of indicators that examine differences in educational participation and attainment of students in the racial/ethnic groups of White, Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, and two or more races.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Health of Hispanic Adults: United States, 2010-2014

Categories: Cuba,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Latin America,Mexico,Puerto Rico,Statistics

Covers selected estimates of health measures for all Hispanics and four subgroups: Central or South American, Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Food Security Among Hispanic Adults in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Estimates the extent and severity of food insecurity across diverse groups of Hispanic households.  Food insecurity was worse among Hispanics identifying as Mexicans, Central/South American, and Puerto Rican than among those identifying as Cuban.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


The State of Racial Diversity in the Educator Workforce

Categories: African Americans,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Hispanics,Statistics

Reviews trends in the diversity of elementary and secondary school teachers and examines the teacher pipeline from enrollment in postsecondary education to entrance into the teaching profession and beyond.  Finds a lack of racial diversity among teachers (18% are teachers of color compared to 49% of students who are individuals of color).  From the U.S. Department of Education


Reduced Disparities in Birth Rates Among Teens Aged 15-19 Years, United States, 2006-2007 and 2013-2014

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

Reports that births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006 and that teen age births in general have dropped by more than 40%.  Includes birth rates to teen age mothers by race/ethnicity and state and shows percentage change from 2006.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


FDA Approves Folic Acid Fortification of Corn Masa Flour

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Laws/Regulations

Press release on federal approval of fortifying corn flour with 0.7 milligrams of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour.  Folic acid helps prevent birth defects affecting the brain, spine, and spinal cord.  The change is expected to help Hispanics for whom corn masa flour is a staple food.  From the Food and Drug Administration


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