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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

 

Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db162.pdf

Describes recent trends in nonmarital births and in cohabitation for unmarried mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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

 

America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

Categories: Careers,Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Youth

http://childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/YA_14.pdf

Though usually focusing on statistics related to children and families, this agency devotes the 2014 issue to a focus on the well-being of older youth as they transition into adulthood in a time of economic challenges. Go to page 3 to find beginning of report.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

At A Glance for 2014: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/ac_14.pdf

Statistical snapshot of key indicators of child well-being in the areas of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Women

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p20-575.pdf

Describes changes and trends in fertility patterns among women in the U.S.  Examines fertility patterns by age, race, citizenship, employment status, and marital status.  Since 2005 more young mothers (those under age 23) were cohabiting (38%) than were married (24%) at the time of their first birth.  From the Census Bureau

 

65+ in the United States: 2010

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p23-212.pdf

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau

 

Important Information About Social Security Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Categories: Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security,Sex Issues

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10567.pdf

Answers questions about how the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act has resulted in federal recognition of same-sex marriages and the paying of Social Security benefits to surviving spouses in same-sex marriages.  From the Social Security Administration

 

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