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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

 

Recent Trends in Wealth-Holding by Race and Ethnicity: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://www.federalreserve.gov/econres/notes/feds-notes/recent-trends-in-wealth-holding-by-race-and-ethnicity-evidence-from-the-survey-of-consumer-finances-20170927.htm

Wealth rose for families in all race and ethnicity groups between 2013 and 2016, but wealth disparities among families of different racial and ethnic groups changed little.  Analyzes trends in total net worth among families of different groups and then types of assets that comprise net worth.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

 

Financial Well-Being in America

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201709_cfpb_financial-well-being-in-America.pdf

Presents findings of a survey on the financial lives of Americans with financial well-being scores for the U.S. adult population overall and selected groups. The survey covered household and family characteristics, savings, and financial skills.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Early Childhood Program Participation, Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017101.pdf

Presents findings on type of early child care (relative, nonrelative, or center-based), main reason for choosing care, important factors in choosing a particular care arrangement, and degree of parents’ participation in learning activities. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017102.pdf

Collects information about various  types of parental activity relating to their children’s education including help with homework, involvement at school, and family activities.  For homeschooled students, the survey covers reasons for homeschooling, sources of curriculum, and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Child and Partner Transitions Among Families Experiencing Homelessness

Categories: Children,Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257286/childpartnerseparationbrief.pdf

Examines patterns of separation among families and children while parents were housed in homeless shelters.  30% of sheltered homeless families experienced separation of parents and children or parent and partner.   From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later: Statistical Analysis Report

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

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017437.pdf

Covers early adult milestones for the group, including enrollment in postsecondary education, progress toward completion of a college degree, family formation, employment status, and earnings.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Childlessness Rises for Women in their Early 30s

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/05/childlessness_rises.html

Press release which cites rise in the number of U.S. women in their early 30s who have never had a child, from 26% in 2006 to 30.8% in 2016.  Also provides link to set of 7 tables entitled Fertility of Women in the United States: 2016 for more details. From the Census Bureau

 

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