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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Spotlight on Statistics: Women at Work

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

https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2017/women-at-work/pdf/women-at-work.pdf

Examines changes in women’s labor force participation and educational attainment with comparisons to statistics for men.  Covers such topics as how people spend their time, spending of single women on various categories of expenditure, ratio of women’s to men’s earnings, fatal work injuries, and employment by industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Working Group on the Digital Gender Divide: Recommendations for Action: Bridging the Gender Gap in Internet and Broadband Access and Use

Categories: Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations,Women

http://broadbandcommission.org/Documents/publications/WorkingGroupDigitalGenderDivide-report2017.pdf

Offers recommendations for overcoming the barriers for women and girls, especially in lesser developed countries, to access and use of the Internet.  Also reviews current data on the digital gender gap and summarizes the reasons why access is important for womens’ empowerment.

 

Women’s Earnings by Occupation

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

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2017/comm/cb17-tps21_womens_earnings.html

Chart which shows median earnings  of full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months by sex and occupation.  Divided into three segments by occupations with 80% or more female workers, 45%-55% female workers, and 80% or more male workers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Fertility Research Brief

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-147.pdf

Presents such fertility data as adults who do or do not have biological children, number of children, age of mother at first birth, and childbearing/coresidential relationships.  From the Census Bureau

 

2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department

 

Trends and Variations in Reproduction and Intrinsic Rates: United States, 1990-2014

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_02.pdf

Provides detailed information on fertility patterns for the 1990-2014 period to aid in understanding population growth and change in the U.S.  Examines differences between birth rates, fertility rates, and reproduction rates for demographic groups. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Emergency Department Visits for Injury and Illness Among Adults Aged 65 and Over: United States, 2012-2013

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db272.pdf

Describes and compares characteristics of emergency department visits resulting from injury or illness in older patients.  Women had a higher injury rate than men, although no difference was found in the illness rates.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Field Composition of Postdocs Shifts as Numbers Decline in Biological Sciences and in Clinical Medicine

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17309/nsf17309.pdf

Description and data about the shifting trends by field  in postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and health in U.S. academic institutions.   Largest increases were in neurosciences, engineering, and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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