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Americans Widely Support Immigration Reform Proposals
Autor: Gallup
At least two-thirds of Americans favor each of five specific measures designed to address immigration issues -- ranging from 68% who would vote for increased government spending on security measures and enforcement at U.S. borders, to 85% who would vote for a requirement that employers verify the immigration status of all new hires. More than seven in 10 would vote for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants now living in this country.
Femicide: A Global Problem
Autor: Small Army Survey
About 66,000 women and girls are violently killed every year, accounting for approximately 17 per cent of all victims of intentional homicides. While the data on which these conservative estimates are based is incomplete, it does reveal certain patterns with respect to the male v. female victim ratio in homicides, intimate partner violence, and the use of firearms in femicides? defined here as ?the killing of a woman?.
This Research Note examines lethal forms of violence against women.1 It relies on the disaggregated data on femicides produced for the Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011
The Path Not Taken
Autor: Pew Research Center
This report explores the reasons Hispanic immigrants give for naturalizing to become a U.S. citizen?and for not naturalizing. It also shows trends in naturalization rates among immigrants who are in the country legally.
The report uses several data sources. Data on Latino immigrants? views of naturalization are based on the Pew Hispanic Center?s 2012 National Survey of Latinos (NSL). The NSL was conducted from September 7 through October 4, 2012, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia among a randomly selected, nationally representative sample of 1,765 Latino adults, 899 of whom were foreign born. The survey was conducted in both English and Spanish on cellular as well as landline telephones. The margin of error for the full sample is plus or minus 3.2 percentage points. The margin of error for the foreign-born sample is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points. Interviews were conducted for the Pew Hispanic Center by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS).
For data on the legal status of immigrants, Pew Hispanic Center estimates use data mainly from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly survey of about 55,000 households conducted jointly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. It is best known as the source for monthly unemployment statistics. Each March, the CPS sample size and questionnaire are expanded to produce additional data on the foreign-born population and other topics. Legal status of immigrants in the CPS is inferred based on methods described in Passel and Cohn (2010). The Pew Hispanic Center estimates make adjustments to the government data to compensate for undercounting of some groups, and therefore its population totals differ somewhat from the ones the government uses. Estimates of the number of immigrants by legal status for any given year are based on a March reference date.
Americans Say Postsecondary Degree Vital, But See Barriers
Autor: Gallup
Americans widely agree that having a degree beyond high school is important. More than seven in 10 say it is very important to have a certificate or degree beyond high school, and another 25% say it is somewhat important.
Roe v. Wade at 40: Most Oppose Overturning Abortion Decision
Autor: Pew Research Center
As the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court?s Roe v. Wade decision approaches, the public remains opposed to completely overturning the historic ruling on abortion. More than six-in-ten (63%) say they would not like to see the court completely overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which established a woman?s constitutional right to abortion at
least in the first three months of pregnancy. Only about three-in-ten (29%) would like to see the ruling overturned. These opinions are little changed from surveys conducted 10 and 20 years ago.
Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s
Autor: Banco Mundial
Between 2000 and 2010, the Gini coefficient declined in 13 of 17 Latin American countries. The decline was
statistically significant and robust to changes in the time interval, inequality measures, and data sources. Indepth
country studies for Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico suggest two main phenomena underlie this trend: a fall in the premium to skilled labor and more progressive government transfers. The fall in the premium to skills
resulted from a combination of supply, demand, and institutional factors. Their relative importance depends
on the country.
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