UH IRWGS PANDEMIC GENDER SNAPSHOT #7 – December 22, 2020 Cross-posted from UH IRWGS website: https://uh.edu/class/ws/research/ Tracking Covid-19 fatality data by gender, race/ethnicity and age. Though vaccines are now being delivered to health workers and the most vulnerable elderly, fatalities continue
As schools go online nationally amid a recession, the speeding high-unemployment and home-school trains are on a collision course, with working mothers, their families, and the economy set to be mowed down at the crossroads. Unless we switch tracks, quickly – with programs to directly address our needs that will also feed our economy: universal online tutoring and prorated pandemic parenting pay.
This year, the annual CDC birth data update again generates a post very like the one last year and several years prior. See parts 2 & 3 of this post’s title. And this year for the first time, as the title’s first part
The CDC has issued its preliminary report on US birth data for 2015. Birth rates are down overall, driven by historic lows among younger women. But rates among women in their 30s and 40s continue to rise. Breaking it out by age:
Decline in Births Among Twentysomething Women, by Race This week the Urban Institute tackles the fertility question: Will the birth rate drop among young women since the 2007 recession be made up by births to those same women when they’re
“Fertility Rate Stabilizes as the Economy Grows” — read the NY Times headline last month, over its report on the on the CDC preliminary report on births in 2012. They went to explain both that “an improving economy encouraged Americans to
This week’s hullabaloo in the world of women’s work is Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. It’s pretty clear to all that progress in that field requires a combination of policy change and women stepping up and giving their all to get