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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

 

Childlessness Rises for Women in their Early 30s

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/05/childlessness_rises.html

Press release which cites rise in the number of U.S. women in their early 30s who have never had a child, from 26% in 2006 to 30.8% in 2016.  Also provides link to set of 7 tables entitled Fertility of Women in the United States: 2016 for more details. From the Census Bureau

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

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

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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