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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Women

Discusses the scope of the pay equity problem, the two current federal laws that provide a remedy to those who feel they are victims of sex-based wage discrimination, recent legislative proposals on the topic and recent pay equity litigation. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


FHFA’s Administrative Reform of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Housing Finance System

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Reviews the progress of housing reforms by the Federal Housing Finance Agency since the 2008 financial crisis including Credit Risk Transactions, the Common Securitization Platform, and Single Security type mortgage-backed securities.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Options for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the huge increase in the federal prison population since 1980, the financial and management problems created by this increase, and the policy options available to Congress for alleviating the problems. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Productivity and Costs by Industry: Selected Service-Providing Industries, 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers productivity in 28 selected service industries and reports rising productivity in 15 with the highest in wireless telecommunications carriers, amusement parks, automotive repair, and radio-TV broadcasting.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Foreign-Born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics: 2015

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides information about the unemployment rate, usual weekly earnings, types of occupations, and demographic characteristics of the foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Uninsured Rate for Working-Age Adults Decreases in Majority of Counties

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Provides county level estimates for the health insurance status of the working age population (those under 65).  Provides links to map with U.S. county coverage.  From the Census Bureau


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the 2015 Survey and compares to estimates from 1997 through 2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Physician Office Visits by Children for Well and Problem-Focused Care: United States, 2012.

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Tracks frequency of such visits by age of children, by type of practitioner, and by procedures undergone.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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