Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Press release on status of children and families with links to detailed tables.  Reports that the number of children on food assistance remains higher than it was before the beginning of the 2008-2009 recession.  From the Census Bureau


Domestic Violence/Domestic Abuse Definitions and Relationships

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

A state-by-state survey of provisions regarding domestic violence, the definitions of conduct amounting to domestic violence or abuse, and the relationships covered by the legal provisions.  Also provides links to the relevant state statutes.  From the National Conference of State Legislatures


Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare

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

Examines the rate of worker access to such benefits and access rates in 2014 by occupational and establishment characteristics for workers in state and local government and private industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Welfare/Social Services,Women

Provides an overview of the TANF program, the purpose and amounts of federal and state spending, the work requirements for eligibility for cash assistance, and 12 options that Congress might consider in changing TANF.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Births: Final Data for 2013

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

Presents data on births including details about maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Domestic and Sexual Violence in Virginia: 2014 Annual Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD1.pdf

Discussion and data on sexual violence in Virginia including legislation passed.  Data includes  homicides, number of emergency protective orders issued, calls to domestic abuse hotlines, and use of emergency shelters.  From the Office of the Virginia Attorney General


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

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

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


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