Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

Births: Preliminary Data for 2015

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_03.pdf

Provides preliminary 2015 birth data by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother.  Also includes data on marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight.  Information presented at national and state levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31867.pdf

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Domestic Violence in England and Wales

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Marriage/Family,Women

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06337/SN06337.pdf

Looks at how domestic violence is defined in England, how widespread the problem is, and civil and criminal remedies that are available for victims.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 6337

 

Next Page »