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Childlessness Rises for Women in their Early 30s

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/05/childlessness_rises.html

Press release which cites rise in the number of U.S. women in their early 30s who have never had a child, from 26% in 2006 to 30.8% in 2016.  Also provides link to set of 7 tables entitled Fertility of Women in the United States: 2016 for more details. From the Census Bureau

 

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2016

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/famee_04202017.pdf

In 2016, 6.5% of families included an unemployed person, down from 6.9% in 2015.  Includes statistics on employment and unemployment by family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p20-579.pdf

Looks at how the experiences of young adults today differ from those of the 1970s including choosing to go to college, the ability start a family or live independently of parents, and how work experience and education vary across living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

 

Demographics and Living Arrangements: 2013

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-148.pdf

Presents information on types of living arrangements in the U.S. including living alone, with a same sex or opposite sex spouse, with an unmarried partner, with grandparents and so forth.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Association of Marital Status and Offers of Employer-based Health Insurance for Employed Women Aged 27-64: United States, 2014-2015

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db268.pdf

Finds that unmarried women in the specified age range were more likely than married women to have had an offer of health insurance from their own employer.  Almost 17% of married women were offered health insurance only through their spouse’s employer.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Births: Final Data for 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf

Presents 2015 data on U.S. births according to such characteristics as race, Hispanic origin, maternal age, live-birth order, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  There were 3.9 million births and a fertility rate of 62.5 per 1,000 women.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/expenditures_on_children_by_families/crc2015.pdf

AKA. The Cost of Raising a Child.  Estimates that families will spend an average of $233,610 to raise a child, born in 2015,  from birth to age 17.  Includes a range of expenditure levels, from

$174,600 for lower income families to $372,210 for higher income families.  Does not include the cost of a college education.  The annual report is used by states to determine child support and foster care guidelines.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2016.html

Detailed tables on the demographic characteristics of American adults, the kinds and sizes of households, living arrangements of children, and unmarried couples in households.  From the Census Bureau

 

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