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

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


U.S. Census Bureau: Addressing Data Collection Vulnerabilities

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Claims that the Current Population Survey is vulnerable to data falsification though the committee investigation did not show a link between alleged data falsification and the national unemployment rate.  From the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Joint Economic Committee


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