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Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: First Quarter 2015

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

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

Tracks weekly earnings data by age, sex, race/ethnicity, occupational groups, and education.  Includes five statistical tables.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Trends in Long-acting Reversible Contraception Use Among U.S. Women Aged 15-44

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db188.pdf

Long-acting reversible contraceptive devices such as IUDs and subdermal hormonal implants are making a comeback. This report examines trends in LARC use among women and describes patterns of use by age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Fertility of Women in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2014.html

A set of 6 statistical tables with information on children ever born, rates of childlessness, and relationship status at first birth for women with selected demographic characteristics.  From the Census Bureau

 

 

Full-Time, Year-Round Workers and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months by Sex and Detailed Occupation: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Median%20earnings%20by%20occupation%20031015.xlsx

Statistical table which shows median earnings for men and women by detailed occupational categories with an additional column showing women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s for that job category.  From the Census Bureau

 

Islamic Law, Customary Law, and Afghan Informal Justice

Categories: Afghanistan,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR363-Islamic-Law-CustomaryLaw-and-Afghan-Informal-Justice.pdf

Examines the points of tension and agreement between Islamic law and customary tribal laws to suggest a way forward for Afghanistan, particularly in granting greater rights to women.

From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Older Women Workers and Economic Security

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/OlderWomen_IssueBrief-F-508.pdf

Fact sheet which discusses the economic needs of older women, their sources of income, and the gender wage gap by race and ethnicity.  Also discusses factors behind lower wage outcomes for women and policy changes that could improve economic security for women.  From the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor

 

Jurisprudence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,United Nations,Women

http://juris.ohchr.org/

A single source for locating the recommendations and judicial findings of a variety of United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider human rights complaints.  Includes the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and many others.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Women

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015075.pdf

Describes high school graduates’ attitudes toward STEM courses by gender, credits earned in STEM fields, and their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments in 2009. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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