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Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013

Categories: Children,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/CRC/crc2013.pdf

Presents the most recent estimates of the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 by type of family, region of country, and income level of family.  Estimates a middle-income family will spend about $245,000 or $304,000 adjusted for projected inflation.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43677.pdf

Discusses differences in federal and state approaches to crimes related to sex trafficking of juveniles and policy options which could improve the treatment of victims. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nonmarital Births: An Overview

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Children,Marriage/Family,Women

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43667.pdf

Explores the trends and reasons that nonmarital births are higher (41%) in the 2008-2013 period than formerly (28% in 1990 and 11% in 1970), discusses some of the characteristics of unwed mothers, and the role of cohabitation in producing more nonmarital births.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Asylum Policies for Unaccompanied Children Compared with Expedited Removal Policies for Unauthorized Adults: In Brief

Categories: Children,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43664.pdf

Focuses on how unaccompanied alien children are treated by U.S. authorities in comparison to unauthorized adults and families with children in the specific contexts of asylum and expedited removal.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

School Meal Programs: Implications of Adjusting Income Eligibility Thresholds and Reimbursement Rates by Geographic Differences

Categories: Children,Education,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/664689.pdf

Current eligibility rules for free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch programs do not consider geographic differences in the cost of living.  This report looks at a variety of methods  for identifying geographic differences in living costs and the potential for using them in the school meals program.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2014/Over_Un_Ali_Chil.pdf

Reports on the results of unannounced site visits to check on conditions at detention centers for unaccompanied alien children.   From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by State

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/programs/ucs/state-by-state-uc-placed-sponsors

Describes process of handling apprehended alien children who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian and provides statistics on state-by-state placement of such alien children from January to July 2014.   Virginia is among the leading states for such placements.  From the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the Administration for Children and Families

 

Reasons for Emergency Room Use Among U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2012

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db160.pdf

Reports that health insurance may have played a factor in visits to the emergency room by families with children.  Children with Medicaid coverage were more likely than uninsured children or those with private insurance coverage to have visited the emergency room.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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