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The Years Before School: Children’s Nonparental Care Arrangements From 2001 to 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the pre-school care arrangements for children from birth through age 5 including different types of care, time spent by children in care, and out-of-pocket costs for parents.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Fertility Research Brief

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Presents such fertility data as adults who do or do not have biological children, number of children, age of mother at first birth, and childbearing/coresidential relationships.  From the Census Bureau


2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department


Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain, dental problems, fatty liver disease, and diabetes in children and youth.  This report coverages children and youth consumption amounts by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


History of Child Labor in the United States: Part 2: The Reform Movement

Categories: Children,Congress,History,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Discusses the struggle to pass child labor reform at the federal level due to the opposition of some states, especially in the South. A breakthru came in 1916 with the passage of legislation giving Congress the authority to regulate commerce between states.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics


History of Child Labor in the United States: Part One: Little Children Working

Categories: Children,History,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Discusses the use of child labor in the U.S., concentrating on the period after the Civil War through the rise of the child labor reform movement.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Physician Office Visits for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2012-2013

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

This report describes the rate and characteristics of physician office visits by children aged 4-17 with a primary diagnosis of ADHD.  The ADHD rate among children was more than twice as high for boys as for girls.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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