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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


SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2014

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

Describes and provides statistics on the Supplemental Security Income program, including who receives benefits, recipient characteristics, disability and work incentives, awards, and denials. From the Social Security Administration


Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2015

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

The number of uninsured persons continues to decline. This report covers all persons, all adults under age 65, and children. Those covered through the Health Insurance Marketplace or state-based exchanges rose from 2.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014 to 4.0% in the second quarter of 2015. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Tables of 2014 Child Summary Health Statistics

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Features tables in PDF and Excel formats on various child health matters. From the National Center for Health Statistics


School Nutrition: USDA Has Efforts Underway to Help Address Ongoing Challenges …

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Children,Education,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services

Reviews trends in school meals, challenges that schools face in implementing the new requirements for school meals, and assistance available from the Department of Agriculture. From the Government Accountability Office


Labor Law Highlights, 1915-2015

Categories: Children,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Women

Highlights important labor law legislation enacted in the past 100 years in the U.S. Includes child labor law, gender and racial equality, working conditions, and union membership. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Child and Nutrition Programs: Spending and Policy Options

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Govt Finance,Welfare/Social Services

Focuses on the school breakfast and lunch programs including trends in federal spending, characteristics of participants, program outcomes, and four options for modifying the programs. From the Congressional Budget Office


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