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Concentration of Health Expenditures in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2014

Categories: Children,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st497/stat497.pdf

In 2014 health care spending accounted for 17.5% of the U.S. GDP, yet only 5% of the population accounted for over half of all health care spending.  This report tracks spending among sub-populations based on age and insurance status.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2016.html

Detailed tables on the demographic characteristics of American adults, the kinds and sizes of households, living arrangements of children, and unmarried couples in households.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Majority of Children Live with Two Parents

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-192.html

Press release on family arrangements for children.  Since 1960 the percentage of children living with two parents has declined from 88% to 69%.  Also covers other household data such as marriage and family, unmarried couples, and older adults. Offers links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau

 

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2013-14 Private School Universe Survey: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016243.pdf

Covers school size, level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, and program emphasis.  Approximately 70% of the 33,619 private schools had a religious orientation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Mathematics,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016096.pdf

Provides estimates of the number and percentages of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and compares the results with 1999, 2003, and 2007 estimates.  Also presents demographic characteristics of such students, reasons given by parents for choosing homeschooling, parent reports on curriculum sources, and math/science subjects. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db260.pdf

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db259.pdf

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

https://www.dol.gov/ilab/reports/child-labor/list-of-goods/

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

 

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