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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

Discusses aspects of life which improve and others which decline for immigrants as they try to become integrated into U.S. society. From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine


Fifty Years of Looking at Changes in People’s Lives

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

Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of national longitudinal surveys by comparing National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth from 1979 and 1997 to determine generational changes in employment, marriage, education and so forth. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Obergefell v. Hodges: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized

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

Analyzes the Supreme Court decision that requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to recognize such marriages that were formed in other states.  Also explores related questions that were raised by the decision.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Living Arrangement of Adults

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Describes the living arrangements of U.S. adults by age and sex since 1967.   Includes young adults living at home and unmarried couples of the opposite sex with children.  From the Census Bureau


America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

The 17th report in a series which presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives.  The indicators cover 7 domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.  Also has a special feature on health care quality among U.S. children.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Obergefell v. Hodges

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

5-4 Supreme Court decision that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to  marry  wherever they live.  The ruling overthrew restrictions on same sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


The Rights of LGBTI People in the European Union

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,European Union,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

Describes how the European Union legal system provides limited protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in the area of human rights and antidiscrimination, but not in such areas as recognition of marriage or family status.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service


Parent and Family Involvement in Education, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Volunteering

Covers parent involvement in their child’s education including help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school.  Covers children enrolled in public and private schools and those who are homeschooled.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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