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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being)

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p70-139.pdf

Measures of well-being include school performance, family reading practices, shared meal times, television rules, and extracurricular activities.  From the Census Bureau

 

Same-Sex Marriage Laws

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

http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/same-sex-marriage-laws.aspx

Describes the status of same-sex marriage laws in the U.S., including a list of the states that currently allow same-sex marriage and a historical sketch of developments since 1993.   From the National Conference of State Legislatures

 

U.S. Family-Based Immigration Policy

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43145.pdf

Focuses on current laws governing family-based immigration, the problems due to Immigration and Nationality Act numerical limits, and contradictory proposals about whether to expand efforts to reconstitute immigrant families or limit such efforts to nuclear families.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Findings from the First-Grade Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11: First Look

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Mathematics,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015019.pdf

Provides a snapshot of children who were in kindergarten in the 2010-11 school year and advanced to first grade in the following year.  Includes information on child and family characteristics and student achievement in reading, math, and science in the first grade.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-59.pdf

Proposed legislation in the British House of Commons that would introduce a new tax-free childcare scheme to support eligible parents with childcare costs.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/59

 

Fathers, Children, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Employers

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/working-papers/2014/demo/SIPP-WP-265.pdf

Documents the tendency of fathers, especially high-earning fathers,  in the U.S. to share employers with their sons and daughters.  From the Census Bureau

 

Trends in Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery in the United States, 1990-2013

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_06.pdf

The overall cesarean delivery rate increased 60% in the U.S. from 1996 through 2009.  This report examines trends in cesarean deliveries by state of residence, gestational age, age of mother, and race/Hispanic origin of mother.  Low risk deliveries are those after 37 or more weeks and single, head-first births to first-time mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p20-576.pdf

Explores the complexity of households in which grandparents and grandchildren live together including characteristics of the grandchildren and grandparents who live in the same household and historic changes in such arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

 

 

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