Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017051.pdf

Profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic groups.  Covers such topics for each group as demographic characteristics, student achievement, student behaviors and persistence in education, postsecondary participation, and educational outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

New Detailed Statistics on Race, Hispanic Origin, Ancestry and Tribal Groups

Categories: African Americans,Hispanics,Native Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/acs-selected-population-tables-aian.html

Agency press release on the availability of statistics on social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics for hundreds of race, tribal, Hispanic origin, and ancestry populations via the American Community Survey.  This is the second five-year aggregation of such data and covers the 2011-2015 time period.  Provides links to the detailed data.  From the Census Bureau

 

Pena-Rodriquez v. Colorado

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Hispanics,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-606

5-3 decision of the Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a defendant charged with sexual misdemeanors when it was learned a juror had uttered racially-biased anti-Hispanic comments in the jury room.  The case pitted concerns about racial bias against the premise that jury deliberations should be confidential.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Field Composition of Postdocs Shifts as Numbers Decline in Biological Sciences and in Clinical Medicine

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17309/nsf17309.pdf

Description and data about the shifting trends by field  in postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and health in U.S. academic institutions.   Largest increases were in neurosciences, engineering, and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2017

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/about-this-report/

Provides statistical information in science and engineering education and employment.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Underemployment Among Hispanics: the Case of Involuntary Part-time Work

Categories: Hispanics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/underemployment-among-hispanics.htm

Examines changes in the prevalence of involuntary part-time work in the 1971-2014 period and how such patterns have affected Hispanic workers, especially those without citizenship, since 1981.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

New American Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends and Age at Arrival of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017414.pdf

Profiles the enrollment and demographic characteristics of undergraduates who are immigrants or children of immigrants.  Focuses on Asian and Hispanic undergraduates.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Measuring the Representation of Women and Minorities in the SBIC Program

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

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/SBIC-Diversity-Report.pdf

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.

 

Next Page »