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America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017

Categories: Children,Education,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.childstats.gov/pubs/

Statistics on children’s welfare including demographic background, family and social environment, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, health and more.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2015

Categories: Children,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P60-262.pdf

More than 25% of American children have one of their parents living outside their household.  Over one-third of these households were in poverty; Less than half of custodial parents received full child support payments.  This report includes socioeconomic characteristics of these households and the types and amounts of child support received.  From the Census Bureau

 

Factors Affecting the Labor Force Participation of People Ages 25 to 54

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53452-lfpr.pdf

Examines seven demographic factors that are related to overall labor force participation: sex, birth cohort, education, race/ethnicity, disability, marital status, and presence of young children at home.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Maternal Characteristics of Prenatal WIC Receipt in the United States, 2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db298.pdf

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children seeks to improve fetal development and reduce problems due to inadequate nutrition during pregnancy.  This report describes prenatal WIC receipt in the U.S. in 2016 by state and by maternal age, race, and Hispanic origin, and education.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

State Variations in Infant Mortality by Race and Hispanic Origin of Mother, 2013-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db295.pdf

Mississippi had the highest infant mortality rate and Massachusetts had the lowest.  This report covers infant mortality by geographic area and by race and Hispanic origin groups within states.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Safe Sleep for Babies: Eliminating Hazards

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/safesleep/

Reports that 3,500 sleep-related deaths occur among U.S. babies each year, reports on common hazards, and provides recommendations for safeguarding babies while sleeping.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Estimated Prevalence of Children with Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities in the United States, 2014-2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db291.pdf

Provides the latest prevalence estimates for diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and other developmental delay among U.S. children aged 3-17.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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