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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2014/pdf/scf14.pdf

Reveals substantial disparities in the U.S. in the evolution of income and net worth in the period 2010 to 2013.  From the Federal Reserve

 

How has Labor Force Participation Among Young Moms and Dads Changed? A Comparison of Two Cohorts

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-3/how-has-labor-force-participation-among-young-moms-and-dads-changed.htm

Examines work patterns in the lives of young adults in the year after they have their first child.  Compares patterns of couples born between 1957-1964 with couples born between 1980-1984.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Marriage Equality in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=6780

Executive Order 30 of 2014 declares that same sex marriage is now legal in Virginia and directs all Virginia state agencies to make the necessary policy changes to comply with the Supreme Court decision not to review lower court decisions.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family

https://www.bja.gov/Publications/IACP-SafeguardingChildren.pdf

Provides protocols for law enforcement agencies to help respond to the needs of children when their parents are arrested.  From the Bureau of Justice Assistance

 

Labor Force Participation Elasticities of Women and Secondary Earners Within Married Couples

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49433-LaborForce.pdf

Examines whether women or the lower-earning spouse have larger labor force participation elasticities.  Finds that lower earning spouses are more likely to start or stop working than women, except when a couple starts a family.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs, Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Youth

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/fysb/rhy_report_to_congress_fy1213.pdf

Discusses the activities and accomplishments of the program.  From the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families

 

Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

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

http://www.census.gov/hhes/samesex/files/ssex-tables-2012.xls

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau

 

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

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-29.pdf

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

 

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