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Trends in Enrollment, Offers, Eligibility and Take-Up for Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Private Sector, by State Medicaid Expansion Status, 2008-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st499/stat499.pdf

Compares trends in Employer-Sponsored Insurance across states that expanded Medicaid and states that did not.  Overall the percentage of private sector employees enrolled in an employer-sponsored health insurance plan declined from 2008 to 2015.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2015

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/datatables/gradpostdoc/2015/

An annual census of the total number of graduate students, postdoctoral appointees, and doctorate-level nonfaculty researchers by demographic and other characteristics such as source of financial support. 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

 

Below Trend: The U.S. Productivity Slowdown Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/below-trend-the-us-productivity-slowdown-since-the-great-recession.htm

Examines trends in labor productivity as one measure of how well the U.S. economy has recovered from the Great Recession of 2008-2009 and discusses the implications for the economy of slow labor productivity growth.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Prevalence of Certifications and Licenses Among the College-Educated Population in the United States

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17312/nsf17312.pdf

Describes certification and licensure prevalence and examines the effect of these credentials on employment. Reports that 39% of the college-educated population in the U.S. in February 2015 held a currently-active certificate or license.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

History of Child Labor in the United States: Part 2: The Reform Movement

Categories: Children,Congress,History,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/history-of-child-labor-in-the-united-states-part-2-the-reform-movement.htm

Discusses the struggle to pass child labor reform at the federal level due to the opposition of some states, especially in the South. A breakthru came in 1916 with the passage of legislation giving Congress the authority to regulate commerce between states.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

History of Child Labor in the United States: Part One: Little Children Working

Categories: Children,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/history-of-child-labor-in-the-united-states-part-1.htm

Discusses the use of child labor in the U.S., concentrating on the period after the Civil War through the rise of the child labor reform movement.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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