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Birth Expectations of U.S. Women Aged 15-44

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

Describes women’s birth expectations, number of children expected, and when they expected their next child to be born.  Data shown by age, marital or cohabiting status, and number of children.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Marriage/Family,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts,Youth

Describes type, location, and characteristics of all problem-solving courts, such as drug, mental health, family, youth, DWI, domestic violence and other specialty courts.  Covers such topics as funding sources, points of entry, services, and benefits to participants.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016

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

Latest in an annual series of reports on the condition of children in the U.S.  The brief version highlights selected indicators for children in seven areas including family, health, economic circumstances, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Primary Early Care and Education Arrangements and Achievement at Kindergarten Entry

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Explores the relationship between children’s primary early care and education arrangements the year before kindergarten and their academic skills and learning behaviors at kindergarten entry, after accounting for child and family background characteristics.  ECE arrangements are classified into 5 main groups.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family 

Describes the extent to which states identify domestic violence records that would prohibit an individual from obtaining a firearm and evaluates the quickness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in preventing firearm transfers to such individuals.  From the Government Accountability Office


Births: Preliminary Data for 2015

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

Provides preliminary 2015 birth data by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother.  Also includes data on marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight.  Information presented at national and state levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Domestic Violence in England and Wales

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Marriage/Family,Women

Looks at how domestic violence is defined in England, how widespread the problem is, and civil and criminal remedies that are available for victims.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 6337


Employment Characteristics of Families, 2015

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

Reports that 6.9% of American families included an unemployed person in 2015, down from 8.0% in 2014.  Also covers employment data for families, employment in families with children, and the labor force participation of mothers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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