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The Rise in Women’s Share of Nonfarm Employment During the 2007-2009 Recession: A Historical Perspective

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Suggests that the resilience of women’s employment during  recessions resulted in women holding an unprecedented 50% of nonfarm jobs during the most recent downturn.  Includes chart displaying trends in men’s and women’s employment over the past 40 years. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Vital Signs: Births to Teens Aged 15-17 Years, United States, 1991-2012

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

Examines trends in births to teens by age, race, and state for a 21 year period.  Finds that births to teens aged 15-17 years of age have declined but still account for about one quarter of births to teens aged 15-19.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The Centenarian Population: 2007-2011

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Identifies characteristics of the population aged 100 and over.  The vast majority of centenarians (81%) are female.  The report also covers educational attainment, income, and poverty status of this population.  From the Census Bureau


Prospects for Afghanistan as ISAF Withdrawal Approaches

Categories: Afghanistan,Asia,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,NATO,Terrorism,Women

Takes a pessimistic view of prospects for Afghanistan as western military forces prepare to withdraw due to weaknesses of Afghan government and national security forces.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/18.


Routine Prenatal Care Visits by Provider Specialty in the United States, 2009-2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

This report quantifies the amount of routine prenatal care provided by non-ob/gyn providers among women aged 15-54 who were seen in physicians’ offices, community health centers, and hospital outpatient departments.  Study also considers racial, geographic, and method of payment characteristics. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Statistics,Women

Chart which lists number of seats held by women in lower and upper chambers and percentage of total seats in rank order.  Rwanda has top spot with 63% of lower chamber seats and 38% of upper chamber seats held by women.  U.S. is in tie with San Marino for 83rd spot with 18% and 20%.  From the Inter-Parliamentary Union


Questions and Answers: What has the EU Done for Women? 50 Years of EU Action on Gender Equality for One Continent

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Income/Poverty,Women

Poses a series of questions and then answers them.  Questions include what the EU treaties say about gender equality, what has been done about maternity and parental leave, what about the gender pay gap, and glass ceiling issues.  From the European Commission


Violence Against Women: An EU-Wide Survey: Results at a Glance

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,Women

Presents key findings of the survey of violence against women in the European Union.  From the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights


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