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America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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


Marriage, Cohabitation, and Men’s Use of Preventive Health Care Services

Categories: Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Examines whether co-habiting partners of unmarried men play a health-promoting role similar to that of spouses.  Finds that marriage is associated with a greater likelihood of a health care visit in the past 12 months.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


New Insights on Childhood Poverty: A Deeper Look into the Results from the Virginia Poverty Measure

Categories: Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Virginia Issues

This report examines how parent marital status and poverty intersect.  Finds that 60% of children in single-parent families and 50% of children in cohabiting-parent families live in or near poverty.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Marriage of Same Sex Couples Across the UK: What’s the Same and What’s Different?

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

Provides information about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of same sex couples and the legislation which provides for it in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of opposite sex couples and civil partnership across the UK.  House of Commons Research Paper 14/29


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