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Daily Archives: October 18, 2015

DOL Resources for Women

This is a central, comprehensive and searchable repository of Department of Labor resources, tools, and publications of interest to women.”

  • Women in the workforce are vital to the nation’s economic security. The Women’s Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.
  • Our History – The Women’s Bureau was established in the Department of Labor by Public Law No. 259 of June 5, 1920. The law gave the Bureau the duty to “formulate standards and policies which shall promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.” It also gave the Bureau the authority to investigate and report to the U.S. Department of Labor upon all matters pertaining to the welfare of women in industry. It is the only federal agency mandated to represent the needs of wage-earning women in the public policy process, read more.”

EU Report – The challenge of resilience in a globalised world

The challenge of resilience in a globalised world. Joint Research Centre. EUR 27280 EN. Report by the Joint Research Centre the European Commission’s in-house science service. “…[this] Directorate-General Joint Research Centre Resilience Report is the first-ever attempt to deepen our knowledge and develop a holistic approach by analysing various strategies for building resilience in the… Continue Reading

2013 Survey of Consumer Payment Choice: Summary Results

Schuh, Scott D. and Stavins, Joanna, The 2013 Survey of Consumer Payment Choice: Summary Results (July 27, 2015). FRB of Boston Research Data Report No. 15-4. Available for download at SSRN: “In 2013, the average number of consumer payments per month did not change significantly from the average number in 2012. The number of… Continue Reading

Google is recording your voice and questions

Quartz – Mike Murphy – Google’s been quietly recording your voice; here’s how to listen to—and delete—the archive “Google searches are like a stream of consciousness. We plug every idle curiosity, every thought, and every question into the search engine. Google has always kept careful record of these searches, which helps sell ads. But Google… Continue Reading