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National, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 19-35 Months, United States, 2013

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that vaccination coverage in 2013 achieved the 90% national Healthy People 2020 target for most diseases but was below the target for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis.  Also provides vaccination coverage by demographic characteristics and by state.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013

Categories: Children,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Youth

Presents the most recent estimates of the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 by type of family, region of country, and income level of family.  Estimates a middle-income family will spend about $245,000 or $304,000 adjusted for projected inflation.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Sex Issues,Youth

Discusses differences in federal and state approaches to crimes related to sex trafficking of juveniles and policy options which could improve the treatment of victims. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Nonmarital Births: An Overview

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Children,Marriage/Family,Women

Explores the trends and reasons that nonmarital births are higher (41%) in the 2008-2013 period than formerly (28% in 1990 and 11% in 1970), discusses some of the characteristics of unwed mothers, and the role of cohabitation in producing more nonmarital births.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Asylum Policies for Unaccompanied Children Compared with Expedited Removal Policies for Unauthorized Adults: In Brief

Categories: Children,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

Focuses on how unaccompanied alien children are treated by U.S. authorities in comparison to unauthorized adults and families with children in the specific contexts of asylum and expedited removal.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


School Meal Programs: Implications of Adjusting Income Eligibility Thresholds and Reimbursement Rates by Geographic Differences

Categories: Children,Education,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation

Current eligibility rules for free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch programs do not consider geographic differences in the cost of living.  This report looks at a variety of methods  for identifying geographic differences in living costs and the potential for using them in the school meals program.  From the Government Accountability Office


Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

Reports on the results of unannounced site visits to check on conditions at detention centers for unaccompanied alien children.   From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security


Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by State

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration

Describes process of handling apprehended alien children who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian and provides statistics on state-by-state placement of such alien children from January to July 2014.   Virginia is among the leading states for such placements.  From the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Administration for Children and Families


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