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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Prison Reform: Reducing Recidivism by Strengthening the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

Website which discusses recent reforms to federal prisons designed to reduce continuing crime from released inmates.  Also includes links to consulting report which proposed reforms and other documents relevant to prison reform initiatives.  From the Justice Department


Justice Department Announces Reforms at Bureau of Prisons to Reduce Recidivism and Promote Inmate Rehabilitation

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

Agency press release which announces reforms including creating a semi-autonomous school district within the federal prison system, reforming federal halfway houses, paying for state-issued photo IDs for inmates prior to release, and providing additional services for female inmates to promote successful returns to the community;  From the Justice Department


Afghan Women and Violent Extremism: Colluding, Perpetrating, or Preventing?

Categories: Afghanistan,Conflict Resolution,Terrorism,Women

Looks at the multiple roles women in Afghanistan play in supporting, countering, and preventing violent extremism.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2015

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

Women who worked full-time had median usual weekly earnings that were 81% of those earned by men.  Includes earnings by age groups, race and ethnicity, educational attainment, and occupation.  In 1979, the first year for which such data were kept, women earned 62% of what men earned.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Measuring the Representation of Women and Minorities in the SBIC Program

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

Examines how the racial and gender identity of Small Business Investment Companies’ boards is related to investment decisions they make, especially as to the race and gender of the owners of companies they invest in.  Includes research results on racial and gender diversity in the finance community and measures of diversity in the SBIC Program.  From the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, sponsored by the Small Business Administration.


Birth Expectations of U.S. Women Aged 15-44

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Describes women’s birth expectations, number of children expected, and when they expected their next child to be born.  Data shown by age, marital or cohabiting status, and number of children.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Continued Declines in Teen Births in the United States, 2015

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

Despite the fact that the teen birth rate has fallen continuously since 1991 in the U.S., teen birth rates continue to vary considerably by race and ethnicity, and U.S. teen birth rates remain higher than in other industrialized countries.  This report presents recent and long-term trends and disparities in teen childbearing by race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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

Categories: Disability,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

Updated information on a series of tables including graduate enrollments by S&E fields, degrees awarded by level and field of study, postgraduation plans, and employment. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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