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SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Mental Health,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2015/ssi_asr15.pdf

Provides a statistical summary of the Supplemental Security Income Program including the number of recipients, average monthly payment, total payments for the year, and characteristics of recipients.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Women in Nonviolent Movements

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR399-Women-in-Nonviolent-Movements.pdf

Examines the influence of gender dynamics on women’s contributions to nonviolent movements, and how women capitalize on these dynamics to create special opportunities for participation and tactical innovation.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Association of Marital Status and Offers of Employer-based Health Insurance for Employed Women Aged 27-64: United States, 2014-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db268.pdf

Finds that unmarried women in the specified age range were more likely than married women to have had an offer of health insurance from their own employer.  Almost 17% of married women were offered health insurance only through their spouse’s employer.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Births: Final Data for 2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf

Presents 2015 data on U.S. births according to such characteristics as race, Hispanic origin, maternal age, live-birth order, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  There were 3.9 million births and a fertility rate of 62.5 per 1,000 women.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Setting the Record Straight: The Unjustifiable Attack on Women’s Health Care and Life-Saving Research

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Women

https://selectpaneldems-energycommerce.house.gov/sites/default/files/20161228%20Full%20Report.pdf

100 + page report of Democratic Party members of the House Select Investigative Panel which looked into allegations that Planned Parenthood and other organizations were profiting from the sale of fetal tissue. The Democratic report disagreed with the tactics and conclusions reached by the Republicans.   From the Democratic Members of the Select Investigative Panel

 

Final Report of the House Select Investigative Panel

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Women

https://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/Select_Investigative_Panel_Final_Report.pdf

400 + page report of the Republican-led committee which investigated what is referred to as the fetal tissue procurement industry and the role of Planned Parenthood.  The panel was set up after the release of a series of controversial videos.  From the House Energy and Commerce Committee

 

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

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

https://www.justice.gov/prison-reform

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

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-reforms-bureau-prisons-reduce-recidivism-and-promote-inmate

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

 

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