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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

Asylum and Gang Violence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Latin America,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43716.pdf

 

Assesses the legal meaning of the term “refugee” as it applies to unaccompanied children arriving at the southwestern U.S. border who say they are fleeing persecution and gang violence in their home country.  Also considers how the plight of these children compares to the legal wording in the Immigration and Nationality Act.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unaccompanied Children from Central America: Foreign Policy Considerations

Categories: Children,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43702.pdf

Discusses the U.S. response to the surge of unaccompanied alien children from Central America in 2014 and this might affect free trade agreements and foreign assistance arrangements with countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Special Immigrant Juveniles: In Brief

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43703.pdf

Explains the statutory basis of SIJ status and how it has evolved from 1990 legislation, provides statistics on the number of children who have applied for and received SIJ status since 2005, and concludes with a discussion of the eligibility of unaccompanied alien children for SIJ status.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2013

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2013/ssi_asr13.pdf

Annual statistical report on the Supplemental Security Income  program which provides a minimum level of income for needy aged, blind, or disabled individuals.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_74866.html

Programs and case studies which show how to reduce the prevalence and impact of violence

against children.  A companion to Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children.  From UNICEF

 

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Sex Issues,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Hidden_in_plain_sight_statistical_analysis_EN_3_Sept_2014.pdf

Draws on data from 190 countries to shed light on the types and prevalence of violence against children.  From UNICEF

 

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Categories: Children,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/pr/2014/Sig_Mem_Over_Unac_Alien_Child090214.pdf

One of a series of reports on the conditions of detention for alien children trying to enter the U.S. The report about observations from unannounced visits finds conditions improving.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security

 

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