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Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2013

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

Covers child support income that custodial parents received from noncustodial parents living elsewhere and other types of support. Reports that 26% of U.S. children under 21 lived in families with only one of their parents. From the Census Bureau


Sleep Duration, Quality of Sleep, and Use of Sleep Medication, by Sex and Family Type, 2013-2014

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

Finds that single parents, especially women, suffer from sleep deprivation, and that adults in two-parent families were less likely than adults in other types of families to use sleep medications. From the National Center for Health Statistics


The Arts in Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Benefits of Arts Participation: A Literature Review and Gap-Analysis

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Children,Education

Explores the social and emotional benefits for early childhood of activities related to music, drama/theater, and visual arts. From the National Endowment for the Arts


Abnormal Cholesterol Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Provides estimates on the prevalence of high total cholesterol, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and high non-HDL cholesterol among children and adolescents aged 6-19. Finds that one in five youths had high total cholesterol. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Estimated Prevalence of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Following Questionnaire Changes in the 2014 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Statistics

Explains how changing the questionnaire led to a significant increase in estimated prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), from an estimated annualized prevalence of 1.25% based on 2011-13 data to 2.24% on 2014 data. From the National Center for Health Statistics


K-12 Education: Federal Funding for and Characteristics of Public Schools with Extended Learning Time

Categories: Children,Education

Examines various education programs that can be used to support extended learning time for K-12 students and current required learning time in public schools. From the Government Accountability Office


The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 1: Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

Categories: Children,Headlines,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Veterans

Reports on an overall 11% decrease in homelessness in the U.S. and a 26% drop in the unsheltered homeless population since 2010, when the Opening Doors strategy was launched to prevent and end homelessness. See also statistics for homelessness by state and sub-state units. Also reports on child, family, veteran, and chronic homelessness. From the Department of Housing and Urban Development


SSI Recipients by State and County, 2014

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

Provides information about the number of recipients and benefits by state and county for the Supplemental Security Income program. From the Social Security Administration


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