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Progress in U.S. Women’s Well-Being Stalled in Recent Generations

(June 2017) The level of well-being of young American women (ages 16 to 34) rose significantly for members of the Baby Boom generation but hit a wall for women in subsequent generations, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) concludes in a new report.  In its latest Population Bulletin, “Losing Ground: Young Women’s Well-Being Across Generations in the United States,” PRB analysts present a comprehensive new Index of Young Women’s Well-Being to show how social and structural barriers to progress for young women in Generation X and the Millennial generation have contributed to women’s persistently high poverty rates, a declining share of women in high-wage/high-tech jobs, a dramatic rise in women’s incarceration rates, and increases in maternal mortality and women’s suicide…

Momentum has stalled or reversed on several key measures of well-being:

  • The proportion of women ages 30 to 34 living in poverty increased to about 17 percent for the Millennial generation from about 12 percent for Generation X.
  • Young women in Generation X faced higher rates of maternal mortality than women of the Baby Boom, and rates are even higher for Millennial women.
  • About 1 in 4 workers in high-paying STEM occupations (jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields) were women in Generation X, but this has fallen to 1 in 5 for Millennials.
  • The suicide rate for young women in the Millennial generation increased to 6.3 per 100,000 from 4.4 per 100,000 in Generation X.
  • Women’s incarceration rates have grown 10-fold between the World War II generation and Millennial generation…”

New Career Development Resource Guide Published by the ALA Office for HR Dev

“The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) is pleased to announce the publication of its comprehensive Career Development Resource Guide. It is intended to assist library staff at all levels —new graduates, mid- or senior-level career— in their job search and career journeys. The Guide has a wealth of information. It includes… Continue Reading

Millennials are most likely generation of Americans to use public libraries

Millennials in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation. “A new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data from fall 2016 finds that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35 at the time) say they used a library or bookmobile in the… Continue Reading

Shootings Now Third Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Children

Newsweek: “…Though we constantly see examples in the news, child gun injuries and deaths may be even more prevalent in the United States than we realized. A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics showed that an average of 5,790 children in the United States receive emergency room treatment for gun-related injuries each year, and around… Continue Reading

NASA Image, Audio and Video Library

“NASA content – images, audio, video, and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format – generally are not copyrighted. You may use this material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, computer graphical simulations and Internet Web pages. This… Continue Reading

Public schools in US increasingly make us of crowdfunding to buy books, technology, supplies

Via GOOD: “Public schools in America are supposed to level the educational playing field, but that’s tough to do when they’re not being adequately—or equally—funded. When budget cuts come, teachers and parents are forced to scramble to cover the costs of even basic school supplies. It’s no wonder then, in the hopes of bridging this financial gap, teachers turn… Continue Reading

Harvard Obtains Continued support for the Caselaw Access Project

Et Seq – The blog of the Harvard Law School Library: “Harvard Law School launched the Caselaw Access Project in 2015 to digitize the Harvard Law School Library’s complete collection of U.S. case law and to make the materials in that collection available online for free. We’ve been able to undertake this ambitious project —… Continue Reading

Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture

Google Cultural Institute – Discover artworks, collections and stories from all around the world in a new way. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail and easily share with your friends. Continue Reading

OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2017

“Globalisation has failed to create a level playing field in trade, investment and corporate behaviour, being one of the factors contributing to a backlash against openness in many countries and a decline in confidence in government institutions. Only by stepping up international co-operation and improving and ensuring global markets, companies and institutions play according to… Continue Reading

WSJ – Colleges issued failing grades for teaching students critical thinking skills

Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills: “Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging. At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable… Continue Reading

Education Data Release: New Indicators and More Data for Countries in Every Region

UNESCO Institute for Statistics: “The UIS has issued its most important education data release of the year, with a series of newly developed indicators to inform the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a wider range of data. From early childhood educational development programmes to tertiary and adult education, the release includes updated data for 2015 and… Continue Reading

Report – The Condition of Education 2017

McFarland, J., Hussar, B., de Brey, C., Snyder, T., Wang, X., Wilkinson-Flicker, S., Gebrekristos, S., Zhang, J., Rathbun, A., Barmer, A., Bullock Mann, F., and Hinz, S. (2017). The Condition of Education 2017 (NCES 2017- 144). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved [May 29, 2017] from https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2017144 “The Condition… Continue Reading