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Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2013

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/highlights-of-womens-earnings-in-2013.pdf

In 2013 women earned 82% of the median weekly earnings of male workers.  Provides details of women’s earnings by age, education, occupation, and state of residence.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Current Contraceptive Status Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2011-2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db173.pdf

Describes patterns of contraceptive use among women of child-bearing age by the most commonly used methods.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rsavcaf9513.pdf

Describes and compares the characteristics of student and nonstudent female victims of rape and sexual assault, the attributes and location of the victimization, and the characteristics of the offender.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY14_POTUS/FY14_DoD_Report_to_POTUS_Full_Report.pdf

Describes efforts of the Department of Defense to reduce the incidence of sexual assault within the ranks of the military and includes provisional data on FY2014 reports of sexual assault.  From the Defense Department

 

Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013

Categories: Children,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41917.pdf

Reports on trends in the economic well-being of female-headed families with children since the advent of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Gender Equality Data and Statistics

Categories: Statistics,Women

http://datatopics.worldbank.org/gender/

Interactive site which allows user to choose country or region and retrieve key education, economic, and health data with focus on female data.  From the World Bank

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/digest/

Covers enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, and academic employment of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Trends in Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery in the United States, 1990-2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_06.pdf

The overall cesarean delivery rate increased 60% in the U.S. from 1996 through 2009.  This report examines trends in cesarean deliveries by state of residence, gestational age, age of mother, and race/Hispanic origin of mother.  Low risk deliveries are those after 37 or more weeks and single, head-first births to first-time mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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