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K-12 Education: High School Sports Access and Participation

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687164.pdf

Reviews participation rates in high school sports by certain types of school characteristics and by  gender.  Finds that at the majority of schools the participation rate in sports for girls was lower than for boys.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

 

Sleep Duration and Quality Among Women Aged 40-59 by Menopausal Status

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db286.pdf

Examines sleep problems of women in the pre-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal stages.  Finds that women in the menopausal stage were most likely to sleep less than 7 hours on average in a 24 hour period than other women. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2016

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

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-earnings/2016/home.htm

Finds that women’s earnings in 2016 were 82% of those of male counterparts who were also full-time workers.  In the first year of such data (1979)  women’s earnings were 62% of men’s earnings; most of the growth in women’s earnings occurred in the 1980s and 1990s.  Covers earnings by age group, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, occupation, state of residence, and for those with and without children under 18.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

U.S. and State Trends on Teen Births, 1990-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Women,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/teen-births/

Interactive tool that offers maps and trend lines for each of the 50 states by individual year or all years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Women in the Workforce Before, During, and After the Great Recession

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/women-in-the-workforce-before-during-and-after-the-great-recession/pdf/women-in-the-workforce-before-during-and-after-the-great-recession.pdf

Reviews long term trends in the presence of women in the American labor force and the reasons behind those trends. Predicts a continuing decline in the participation rate by women to 55.8% by 2024. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence, United States, 2003-2014

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6628a1.htm

Homicide is one of the leading causes of death for females 44 and younger. Rates of homicide vary by race/ethnicity and nearly half of victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.  From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

 

Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/minority-owned-employer-firms.html

Agency press release which reports on a 4.9% increase in the number of minority-owned firms in 2015 to a total of 996,248.  Provides additional details about women and minority-owned businesses and links to the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.  From the Census Bureau

 

Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

https://srhr.org/abortion-policies/

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations

 

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