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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2014

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

Women’s earnings were 83% of those of men in 2014, up from 62% in 1979, the first year for which comparable earnings data are available. The statistics tables cover age, race and ethnicity, education, occupation, state of residence, and weekly work hours. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Current Contraceptive Use and Variation by Selected Characteristics Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2011-2013

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

Describes patterns of contraceptive use among women who are currently using contraception, by social and demographic characteristics. Covers most commonly used methods including the pill, female sterilization, male condoms, and devices or implants. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Labor Law Highlights, 1915-2015

Categories: Children,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Highlights important labor law legislation enacted in the past 100 years in the U.S. Includes child labor law, gender and racial equality, working conditions, and union membership. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Births in the United States, 2014

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

This report presents key demographic and maternal/infant health indicators by race and Hispanic origin. Also includes trends in fertility rates, teen birth rates, and cesarean and preterm birth rates. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Budgetary Effects of Legislation That Would Permanently Prohibit the Availability of Federal Funds to Planned Parenthood

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid,Women

Estimates that federal spending would increase by $130 million over the 2016-2025 period if legislation permanently prohibiting Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds were passed. From the Congressional Budget Office


Women’s Leadership Roles in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Women

Describes where Afghan women have made some small progress in assuming roles of leadership and where they continue to have no active role. From the United States Institute of Peace


Using Household and Intrahousehold Data to Assess Food Insecurity: Evidence from Bangladesh

Categories: Bangladesh,Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Women

Finds flaws in previous data on household nutrition in Bangladesh test.  Male head of household was adequately fed but females and children in household were not.  Survey covered household food consumption down to individual level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


A Primer on WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

Discusses the eligibility, benefits, and delivery systems for the program which provides food, nutrition education, and health care services to women, infants, and children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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