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Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2016

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

https://www.bls.gov/opub/reports/womens-earnings/2016/home.htm

Finds that women’s earnings in 2016 were 82% of those of male counterparts who were also full-time workers.  In the first year of such data (1979)  women’s earnings were 62% of men’s earnings; most of the growth in women’s earnings occurred in the 1980s and 1990s.  Covers earnings by age group, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, occupation, state of residence, and for those with and without children under 18.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

U.S. and State Trends on Teen Births, 1990-2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/teen-births/

Interactive tool that offers maps and trend lines for each of the 50 states by individual year or all years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Women in the Workforce Before, During, and After the Great Recession

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/women-in-the-workforce-before-during-and-after-the-great-recession/pdf/women-in-the-workforce-before-during-and-after-the-great-recession.pdf

Reviews long term trends in the presence of women in the American labor force and the reasons behind those trends. Predicts a continuing decline in the participation rate by women to 55.8% by 2024. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Homicides of Adult Women and the Role of Intimate Partner Violence, United States, 2003-2014

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6628a1.htm

Homicide is one of the leading causes of death for females 44 and younger. Rates of homicide vary by race/ethnicity and nearly half of victims are killed by a current or former male intimate partner.  From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

 

Number of Minority-Owned Employer Firms Increased in 2015

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/minority-owned-employer-firms.html

Agency press release which reports on a 4.9% increase in the number of minority-owned firms in 2015 to a total of 996,248.  Provides additional details about women and minority-owned businesses and links to the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs.  From the Census Bureau

 

Global Abortion Policies Database

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,United Nations,Women

https://srhr.org/abortion-policies/

An interactive, open-access database and repository of current abortion laws, policies, national standards, and guidelines.  Aims to be a comprehensive information resource on abortion policies in the 21st century.  From the World Health Organization and the United Nations

 

Births: Provisional Data for 2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/report002.pdf

The number of births and the fertility rate in the U.S. were both down 1% in 2016.  The fertility rate of 62 births per 1,000 women was a record low for the U.S.  Also presents data on marital status of mothers, preterm births, cesarean deliveries, and low birthweight.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Pregnancy Outcomes After Maternal Zika Virus Infection During Pregnancy: U.S. Territories, January1, 2016 – April 25, 2017

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

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6623e1.htm

Reports on the outcome of pregnancies where there was lab evidence of possible Zika virus infection in the mothers. 5% of fetuses or infants resulting from these pregnancies had birth defects. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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