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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/tables.cfm

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

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb208-Teen-Childbirth-Hospital-Stays-Trends.pdf

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

http://www.imf.org/external/datamapper/index.php?db=GD

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db255.pdf

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

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2016/16-110.html

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

 

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44321.pdf

Discusses the differences in how these terms are used in civilian and military contexts.  Also examines how the inclusion of racial and ethnic groups, women, and LGBT individuals has evolved in the Armed Forces. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

American Time Use Survey: 2015 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/atus_06242016.pdf

Offers information on the average amount of time per day in 2015 that individuals worked, did household activities, and engaged in leisure/sports activities.  One controversial finding: employed men worked 42 minutes more than employed women on average days.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts,Women

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-274

5-3 Supreme Court decision that Texas rules for abortion clinics and abortion providers present an “undue burden” on women seeking a previability abortion and thus violate the Constitution.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School

 

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