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Declines in Triplet and Higher-order Multiple Births in the United States, 1988-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db243.pdf

Explores the recent (since 1998) downturn in triplet and higher-order births by maternal demographic factors.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2015

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

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf

Reports that 6.9% of American families included an unemployed person in 2015, down from 8.0% in 2014.  Also covers employment data for families, employment in families with children, and the labor force participation of mothers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Changes in Life Expectancy by Race and Hispanic Origin in the United States, 2013-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db244.pdf

Presents changes in life expectancy by race, Hispanic origin, and sex.  Noted in the news media for its finding that life expectancy for non-Hispanic white females declined by 0.1 years from 81.2 to 81.1.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Front of New $20 to Feature Harriet Tubman

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Govt Finance,Headlines,Women

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0436.aspx

Announces plans for changes to the $20, $10, and $5 bills with the portrait of Harriet Tubman to be featured on the new $20 bill and other features dedicated to civil rights and suffrage movements on the reverse of the $10 and $5 bills.  Includes complete text of letter following press release.  From the Treasury Department

 

 

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2015/index.htm

The annual report, now in its 40th year, on the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world.  Each country report follows a standard format with sections devoted to civil liberties, political freedoms, corruption in government, human trafficking, and worker rights.  From the State Department

 

U.S. Special Operations Command Implementation Plan for the Integration of Women

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/WISR_Implementation_Plan_SOCOM.pdf

The Special Operations Command plan for the integration of women. From the Defense Department

 

Marine Corps Force Integration Campaign Plan

Categories: Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/WISR_Implementation_Plan_USMC.pdf

The Marine Corps plan for full integration of women into all units including those engaged in direct combat on the ground. From the Defense Department

 

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