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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Obergefell v. Hodges

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to  marry  wherever they live.  The ruling overthrew restrictions on same sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


The Rights of LGBTI People in the European Union

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

Describes how the European Union legal system provides limited protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the area of human rights and antidiscrimination, but not in such areas as recognition of marriage or family status.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service


Parent and Family Involvement in Education, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Volunteering

Covers parent involvement in their child’s education including help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school.  Covers children enrolled in public and private schools and those who are homeschooled.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Demographic Characteristics of Business Owners and Employees: 2013

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Veterans

Compares business owner characteristics—age, gender, race, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, education and so forth—to characteristics of employees in the U.S. economy.  From the U. S. Small Business Administration


Public School Teacher Attrition and Mobility in the First Five Years … First Look

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Survey that shows how life events, school or district characteristics, change of grade assignments, etc. affect their decisions to continue in or leave the teaching profession.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Employment Characteristics of Families: 2014

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

In 2014, 8% of U.S. families had an unemployed person, down from 9.6% in 2013.  Provides statistics on employment and unemployment in families by race/ethnicity, by family type, by families with own children, by sex, and by marital status.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


FY2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides information on incoming adoptions by country of origin and number of days to completion by country.  From the State Department


Changes in Family Welfare from 1994 to 2012: A Tale of Two Decades

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Investigates how two developments—the female/male wage ratio’s rise and the growing share of households in which the wife is the principal wage earner—affected family welfare, especially during the 2000s.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


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