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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare

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

Examines the rate of worker access to such benefits and access rates in 2014 by occupational and establishment characteristics for workers in state and local government and private industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Undocumented Migrant Children in the EU

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Immigration/Migration

Surveys the current legal and practical situation of migrant children in countries of the European Union and offers recommendations on “improving the coherence between migration policies and moral issues.”  From the European Parliamentary Research Service


Questions and Answers on Title IX and Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Classes and Extracurricular Activities

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Laws/Regulations,Youth

Offers legal guidance on circumstances under which school districts can offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities without violation of civil rights provisions of law.  From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights


A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being)

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Measures of well-being include school performance, family reading practices, shared meal times, television rules, and extracurricular activities.  From the Census Bureau


Parents’ Experiences in Obtaining Health Care for Children … 2011

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

High income families reported greater success in obtaining routine health care appointments for children than did poor families.  Families with private insurance reported better visits with doctors than did families with public insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013

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

Reports on trends in the economic well-being of female-headed families with children since the advent of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

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

Claims that one out of three trafficking victims is a child, probably a female child.  Describes reasons for trafficking, regional flows, and poor law enforcement which results in few arrests or convictions.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans,Vietnam

Covers what Agent Orange is, legislative and judicial efforts by veterans to obtain health care services and compensation, and current issues such as paternally mediated birth defects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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