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Earl Gregg Swem Library

FY2014 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides information on incoming adoptions by country of origin and number of days to completion by country.  From the State Department


Changes in Family Welfare from 1994 to 2012: A Tale of Two Decades

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Investigates how two developments—the female/male wage ratio’s rise and the growing share of households in which the wife is the principal wage earner—affected family welfare, especially during the 2000s.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


Remarriage in the United States

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Provides information on basic marital history measures by sex and age, characteristics of adults by how many times they had married, marital history information by birth cohort, the proportion of couples that include spouses married more than once, and geographic variation in remarried couples.  From the Census Bureau


Child Maltreatment 2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2013.  Besides neglect and physical abuse, the report also covers psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse.  During 2013 there were 3.5 million referrals affecting 6.4 million children. From the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2014

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


A series of data tables on family groups, children, households, unmarried couples, and their living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

Economic Report of the President … 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Taxes

Combines the annual economic message from the president with the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Emphasizes issues such as middle class economics, challenges in the labor market, family-friendly workplace policies, business tax reform, and the energy revolution.  Economic statistical tables included at end.  From the White House


Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Overview

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

Reviews general Constitutional principles relating to same-sex marriage and the various relevant Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions affecting it.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Press release on status of children and families with links to detailed tables.  Reports that the number of children on food assistance remains higher than it was before the beginning of the 2008-2009 recession.  From the Census Bureau


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