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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

https://www.frbatlanta.org/-/media/Documents/research/publications/wp/2014/wp1426.pdf?la=en

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

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/acs/acs-30.pdf

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

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2013

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

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2014.html

 

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

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/cea_2015_erp.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43886.pdf

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

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-16.html

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

 

Domestic Violence/Domestic Abuse Definitions and Relationships

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/domestic-violence-domestic-abuse-definitions-and-relationships.aspx

A state-by-state survey of provisions regarding domestic violence, the definitions of conduct amounting to domestic violence or abuse, and the relationships covered by the legal provisions.  Also provides links to the relevant state statutes.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures

 

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