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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Full-Time, Year-Round Workers and Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months by Sex and Detailed Occupation: 2013

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

http://www.census.gov/people/io/files/Median%20earnings%20by%20occupation%20031015.xlsx

Statistical table which shows median earnings for men and women by detailed occupational categories with an additional column showing women’s earnings as a percentage of men’s for that job category.  From the Census Bureau

 

Islamic Law, Customary Law, and Afghan Informal Justice

Categories: Afghanistan,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR363-Islamic-Law-CustomaryLaw-and-Afghan-Informal-Justice.pdf

Examines the points of tension and agreement between Islamic law and customary tribal laws to suggest a way forward for Afghanistan, particularly in granting greater rights to women.

From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Older Women Workers and Economic Security

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

http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/OlderWomen_IssueBrief-F-508.pdf

Fact sheet which discusses the economic needs of older women, their sources of income, and the gender wage gap by race and ethnicity.  Also discusses factors behind lower wage outcomes for women and policy changes that could improve economic security for women.  From the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor

 

Jurisprudence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,United Nations,Women

http://juris.ohchr.org/

A single source for locating the recommendations and judicial findings of a variety of United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider human rights complaints.  Includes the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and many others.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Women

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015075.pdf

Describes high school graduates’ attitudes toward STEM courses by gender, credits earned in STEM fields, and their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments in 2009. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The WIC Program: Background, Trends, and Economic Issues, 2015 Edition

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

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1760725/eib134.pdf

Explains how the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children works, examines program trends, and discusses some of the major economic issues confronting the program.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/digest/nsf15311-digest.pdf

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

 

Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance, United States, 2011

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

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6310a1.htm

Provides state-specific information on U.S. assisted reproductive technology procedures performed in 2011 and compares infant outcomes with outcomes for all infants born in the U.S. that year.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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