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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49887-TANF.pdf

Provides an overview of the TANF program, the purpose and amounts of federal and state spending, the work requirements for eligibility for cash assistance, and 12 options that Congress might consider in changing TANF.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Births: Final Data for 2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_01.pdf

Presents data on births including details about maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, 2014

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/women-in-the-labor-force-a-databook-2014.pdf

Presents recent and historical labor force participation and earnings data  for women (and men) from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2013

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/cps/highlights-of-womens-earnings-in-2013.pdf

In 2013 women earned 82% of the median weekly earnings of male workers.  Provides details of women’s earnings by age, education, occupation, and state of residence.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Current Contraceptive Status Among Women Aged 15-44: United States, 2011-2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db173.pdf

Describes patterns of contraceptive use among women of child-bearing age by the most commonly used methods.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Among College-Age Females, 1995-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rsavcaf9513.pdf

Describes and compares the characteristics of student and nonstudent female victims of rape and sexual assault, the attributes and location of the victimization, and the characteristics of the offender.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

http://sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY14_POTUS/FY14_DoD_Report_to_POTUS_Full_Report.pdf

Describes efforts of the Department of Defense to reduce the incidence of sexual assault within the ranks of the military and includes provisional data on FY2014 reports of sexual assault.  From the Defense Department

 

Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013

Categories: Children,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41917.pdf

Reports on trends in the economic well-being of female-headed families with children since the advent of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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