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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Teen Hospital Stays for Childbirth, 2004-2013

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

Presents statistics on hospital stays for childbirth among teens aged 15-19 years from 2004 through 2013.  Compares characteristics and complications of pregnancy among teens with those of older women.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Gender Budgeting and Gender Equality Indices

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Finance,Taxes,Women

Reviews the use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality by countries of the world and attempts to develop a database toolkit of gender equality indicators.  Highlights successful gender budgeting practices and summarizes key country case studies.  From the International Monetary Fund


Increases in Medically Attended Nonfatal Injury Episodes Among Females in the United States

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Males have historically had higher injury rates than females in the U.S.  This report describes changes in injury episodes in the female population, comparing estimates in 2005-2008 and 2011-2014 by age group, race and ethnicity, cause of injury, and location of injury.  Injury rates for males and females in the later period were similar.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Senate Confirms Carla Hayden as 14th Librarian of Congress

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Women

Press release on the confirmation of Hayden as Librarian of Congress for a renewable 10 year term.  Previously the post was a lifetime appointment.  She is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the library head.  (Roll call vote on the nomination of Hayden, 74-18-8)  From the Library of Congress


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