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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Employment Characteristics of Families: 2014

Categories: Children,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

In 2014, 8% of U.S. families had an unemployed person, down from 9.6% in 2013.  Provides statistics on employment and unemployment in families by race/ethnicity, by family type, by families with own children, by sex, and by marital status.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


EFA Global Monitoring Report: Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges

Categories: Children,Education,United Nations

Assesses global progress toward the achievement of six education goals as part of the Millennium Development Goals.  Only one-third of countries have reached all the education goals.  From UNESCO


FY2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides information on incoming adoptions by country of origin and number of days to completion by country.  From the State Department


The Economics of Early Childhood Investments

Categories: Business/Economics,Children,Education,Govt Finance

Attempts to estimate the economic benefits  to investments in early childhood development and education.  Suggests that for every $1 dollar of investment in early learning initiatives, society would derive $8.60 worth of benefits.   From the Council of Economic Advisers


Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children with Special Health Care Needs

Categories: Children,Health/Medical

Described as the first national study to look at behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements to treat ADHD among children ages 4-17.  Shows how ADHD was treated before the release of the 2011 clinical guidelines.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Children’s Health Insurance Program: Effects on Coverage and Access, and Considerations for Extending Funding

CHIP is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance for over 8 million children.  As Congress decides whether to extend program funding, this report assesses the program’s effect on children’s health care coverage and key issues for Congress to consider.  From the Government Accountability Office


Projections of the Size and Composition of the U.S. Population: 2014 to 2060

Categories: Children,Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics

Provides an indepth analysis of  the nation’s population to 2060 including its size and composition across age, sex, race, Hispanic origin and nativity.  Predicts the U.S. population will reach 400 million by 2051 and more than half the nation’s children will be part of a minority race or ethnic group.  From the Census Bureau


Child Maltreatment 2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2013.  Besides neglect and physical abuse, the report also covers psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse.  During 2013 there were 3.5 million referrals affecting 6.4 million children. From the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department


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