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America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017

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

https://www.childstats.gov/pubs/

Statistics on children’s welfare including demographic background, family and social environment, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, health and more.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Women

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690490.pdf

Describes federal funding to four organizations—Federally Qualified Health Centers, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America—and how the four organizations spend their federal funds.  Also includes services provided and populations targeted by the groups and annual reporting requirements. From the Government Accountability Office

 

Characteristics of Same-Sex Couple Households: 2005 to Present

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/same-sex-couples/ssc-house-characteristics.html

Set of spreadsheets showing annual statistical portraits of same-sex couples from 2005 to 2016.  Includes information on age, race, educational attainment, presence of children in household, income, and housing tenure.  From the Census Bureau

 

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2015

Categories: Children,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P60-262.pdf

More than 25% of American children have one of their parents living outside their household.  Over one-third of these households were in poverty; Less than half of custodial parents received full child support payments.  This report includes socioeconomic characteristics of these households and the types and amounts of child support received.  From the Census Bureau

 

High School Longitudinal Study of 2009… Second Follow-up: A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders in 2016

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018139.pdf

Follows a nationally-representative sample of students who were in ninth grade in the fall of 2009 through high school, college, and the workforce.  The second follow-up was conducted about three years after high school graduation.  Includes labor market experiences and family formation. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Factors Affecting the Labor Force Participation of People Ages 25 to 54

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53452-lfpr.pdf

Examines seven demographic factors that are related to overall labor force participation: sex, birth cohort, education, race/ethnicity, disability, marital status, and presence of young children at home.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2017

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2017/demo/families/cps-2017.html

A series of tables on various aspects of American families including marital status, living arrangements, parental characteristics, family size, one-parent families and more.  From the Census Bureau

 

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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