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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Better Workplace Pensions: Putting Savers’ Interests First

Categories: Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Retirement/Social Security

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/364567/better-workplace-pensions-putting-savers-interests-first.pdf

 

Describes proposals to ensure safer pension plans for British workers’ retirements.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8929

 

Female Self-Employment in the United States: An Update to 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/female-self-employment-in-the-united-states-an-update-to-2012.htm

Examines changes in the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of self-employed women over the 1993-2012 period.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Effects of Unemployment Benefits on Unemployment and Labor Force Participation: Evidence from 35 Years of Benefits Extensions

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201465/201465pap.pdf

Finds that extended benefits increased the unemployment rate slightly in the most recent recession but did not affect the labor force participation rate.  From the Federal Reserve

 

2013 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/findings/2013TDA/2013TDA.pdf

Describes the efforts of 143 countries and territories to meet commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  Includes individual country profiles and analyses.  From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the U.S. Department of Labor

 

Trends in Employment-Based Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the National Compensation Survey

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/trends-in-employment-based-health-insurance-coverage-1.htm

Reports that 58% of those under age 65 in America were covered by employer-based health insurance while 23% had some form of public insurance and 18% had no insurance.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Characteristics of the Long-Term Unemployed in March 2007 and March 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49448-LongTermUnemployment.pdf

Brief document which considers changes in the characteristics of the long-term unemployed since the so-called Great Recession.  Supplements an earlier study: Understanding and Responding to Persistently High Unemployment.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

How has Labor Force Participation Among Young Moms and Dads Changed? A Comparison of Two Cohorts

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/how-has-labor-force-participation-among-young-moms-and-dads-changed.htm

Examines work patterns in the lives of young adults in the year after they have their first child.  Compares patterns of couples born between 1957-1964 with couples born between 1980-1984.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Teacher Staffing and Pay Differences: Public and Private Schools

Categories: Careers,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/teacher-staffing-and-pay-differences-1.htm

Examines the differences in pay levels and fringe benefits  between public and private schools and between teachers and other college graduates.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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