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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


Caloric Intake from Fast Food Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Youth

From 1994 to 2006, caloric intake from fast food increased from 10% to 13% among children aged 2-18 years. This report presents the most recent data on the percentage of calories consumed from fast food among U.S. children by sex, age group, race and Hispanic origin, poverty status, and weight status.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Reported Child Health Status, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Language of Interview: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: African Americans,Children,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

Looks at the health status of four subgroups of school-age children: Hispanic with an English interview, Hispanic with a Spanish interview, and non-Hispanic black and white chidren. Tries to determine if characteristics of children account for subgroup variations in reported health status. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Diagnostic Experiences of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

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

Provides information about the median age at which children were first diagnosed with ADHD and by what type of specialist. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada

Categories: Canada,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Finds higher prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents aged 3-19 in the U.S. than in Canada.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten, United States, 2014-15 School Year

Categories: Children,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes vaccination coverage estimates in 49 states and vaccination exemption estimates in 46 states.  Also covers estimates for the District of Columbia.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Using Household and Intrahousehold Data to Assess Food Insecurity: Evidence from Bangladesh

Categories: Bangladesh,Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Women

Finds flaws in previous data on household nutrition in Bangladesh test.  Male head of household was adequately fed but females and children in household were not.  Survey covered household food consumption down to individual level.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


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