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Race Reporting Among Hispanics: 2010

Categories: Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

Evaluates how Hispanics reported their race on the 2010 Census.  A working paper of the Census Bureau.


Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) 2012 Highlights

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Health Insurance,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Provides estimates of the population without health insurance coverage by demographic and income-to-poverty characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Presidential Memorandum: Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Youth

Describes presidential initiative to improve opportunities for youth of color by tracking indicators of life outcomes on a website, developing federal proposals that will enhance positive outcomes, and creating a public portal to disseminate successful programs and practices.  From the White House


Hispanic Community Health Study: Study of Latinos

Categories: Health/Medical,Hispanics

Long term study which describes the prevalence of cardiovascular/pulmonary and other select chronic diseases in the Hispanic community.  Also covers the role of sociocultural factors.  From the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute


The Economic Status of Women of Color: A Snapshot

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

Provides information on Black, Hispanic, and Asian working women especially with regard to income, employment, educational attainment, poverty, and the gender wage gap.   From the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor


Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013

Provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.  Covers 6 topical areas: enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, academic employment, and disability.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2012

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

Describes the labor force characteristics and earning patterns among the major race and ethnicity groups—whites, blacks, Asians, and Hispanics.  Includes employment, education attainment, earnings, and occupation data.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Headlines,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

Finds that more than one-third of U.S. adults were obese in 2011-12.  Features the first estimates of obesity rates for Asian American persons.  From the Census Bureau.


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