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Birth Expectations of U.S. Women Aged 15-44

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Describes women’s birth expectations, number of children expected, and when they expected their next child to be born.  Data shown by age, marital or cohabiting status, and number of children.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Continued Declines in Teen Births in the United States, 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

Despite the fact that the teen birth rate has fallen continuously since 1991 in the U.S., teen birth rates continue to vary considerably by race and ethnicity, and U.S. teen birth rates remain higher than in other industrialized countries.  This report presents recent and long-term trends and disparities in teen childbearing by race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment

Interactive site which allows user to select country or commodity good to check on exploitation of children or of forced labor.  Covers 139 goods and 76 countries.  From the Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the Department of Labor


2015 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Treaties

Describes the efforts of 137 countries and territories to meet commitments to eliminate the worst forms of child labor.  Includes definitions of working children, ILO Conventions related to child labor, regional analyses, and individual country profiles.  From the U.S. Department of Labor


Declines in Cancer Death Rates Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 1999-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents trends in death rates by gender and race and by 5-year age groupings.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Child Support Enforcement and the Hague Convention on Recovery of International Child Support

Categories: Children,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

Many foreign countries will not enforce U.S. child support orders in the absence of a treaty obligation.  This report describes recent actions that provide a stronger basis  for foreign government support of such orders.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2015

Categories: Children,Elderly,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

The SPM extends the official poverty measure by measuring the effect of government assistance programs.  Reports that under the SPM measure 45.7 million individuals in the U.S. fell below the poverty line in 2015 including 11.9 million children and 6.5 million adults age 65+.  From the Census Bureau


SSI Recipients by State and County 2015

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information about the number of recipients and amount of benefits received by state and county for the Supplemental Security Income Program, which provides cash assistance to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons.  From the Social Security Administration


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