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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd/2013/digest/

Covers enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, and academic employment of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Trends in Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery in the United States, 1990-2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_06.pdf

The overall cesarean delivery rate increased 60% in the U.S. from 1996 through 2009.  This report examines trends in cesarean deliveries by state of residence, gestational age, age of mother, and race/Hispanic origin of mother.  Low risk deliveries are those after 37 or more weeks and single, head-first births to first-time mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43764.pdf

Discusses the extent of the problem, the two federal laws that have been passed in response to the problem, and recent actions taken by Congress and the Obama administration.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Women in National Parliaments: Situation as of 1st October 2014

Categories: Congress,Elections/Campaigns,Women

http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

Lists 189 countries in descending order by the percentage of women in the lower or single parliamentary house.  The U.S. is tied with San Marino for 85th place.  From the Inter-Parliamentary Union

 

Women: Stay Healthy at Any Age

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Women

http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/lifestyle/healthy-women.html

Describes which screening tests are needed, when to get them, which medicines may prevent disease, and other steps women can take for good health.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-final-rule-help-colleges-keep-campuses-safe

Agency press release about implementation of final regulation relating to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.  The rule is based on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and is designed reduce the incidence of sexual violence on college campuses.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Female Self-Employment in the United States: An Update to 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2014/article/female-self-employment-in-the-united-states-an-update-to-2012.htm

Examines changes in the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of self-employed women over the 1993-2012 period.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

How has Labor Force Participation Among Young Moms and Dads Changed? A Comparison of Two Cohorts

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/how-has-labor-force-participation-among-young-moms-and-dads-changed.htm

Examines work patterns in the lives of young adults in the year after they have their first child.  Compares patterns of couples born between 1957-1964 with couples born between 1980-1984.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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