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Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Provides analysis and statistics on rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault committed by intimate partners, immediate family members, or other relatives.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family

Offers a framework for building connections between schools and their communities, with a special emphasis on family engagement in education.  From the Department of Education


Employer-Sponsored Benefits Extended to Domestic Partners

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Looks at the frequency with which health and defined-benefit plans are available to unmarried opposite-sex and unmarried same-sex partners.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


United States v. Castleman

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Supreme Court/courts

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that affirmed the ban against possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence.  At issue was whether the crime of domestic violence involved the use of physical force.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute


America’s Young Adults at 27: Labor Market Activity, Education, and Household Composition: Results from a Longitudinal Survey

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

Provides information on work and nonwork experiences, training, schooling, income, assets, and other characteristics of young adults born in the early 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



A Profile of the Working Poor, 2012

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Reports that 46.5 million people or 15% of the nation’s population lived below the official poverty level.  10.6 million were working full-time or part-time but below the poverty level.  Provides information about demographic, educational, occupational, and family characteristics of the working poor. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Bostic v. Rainey

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


Ruling by federal district court judge Arenda Wright Allen that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  From


Retirement Security: Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns May Increase Economic Vulnerability for Some Retirees

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Retirement/Social Security

Examines the trends in marriage and labor force participation in American households, how those trends affect spousal benefits and retirement savings behavior, and the implications of these trends for the future.  From the Government Accountability Office


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