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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family

https://www.bja.gov/Publications/IACP-SafeguardingChildren.pdf

Provides protocols for law enforcement agencies to help respond to the needs of children when their parents are arrested.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance

 

Education for Homeless Children and Youth: Consolidated State Performance Report Data: School Years 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13

Categories: Children,Education,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/data-comp-1011-1213.pdf

A set of 13 statistical tables on such topics as the number of homeless youth enrolled in public schools, their primary nighttime residence, the number of homeless youth with federal support grants, and the academic achievement of such students.  From the National Center for Homeless Education at UNC-Greensboro with funding from the U.S. Department of Education

 

School Enrollment: Detailed Tables

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/2013/tables.html

8 tables on enrollment at all education levels with demographic characteristics of enrollees.  From the Census Bureau

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_11_12/underweight_child_11_12.pdf

Reports that 3.5% of children and adolescents are underweight with trends from the 1960s. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_11_12/obesity_child_11_12.pdf

Estimates that 17% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2-19 are obese and another 15% are overweight and provides limited estimates of trends since the 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/samesex/files/ssex-tables-2012.xls

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau

 

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

Asylum and Gang Violence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43716.pdf

 

Assesses the legal meaning of the term “refugee” as it applies to unaccompanied children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border who say they are fleeing persecution and gang violence in their home country.  Also considers how the plight of these children compares to the legal wording in the Immigration and Nationality Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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