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Births: Preliminary Data for 2015

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_03.pdf

Provides preliminary 2015 birth data by age, race, and Hispanic origin of mother.  Also includes data on marital status, cesarean delivery, preterm births, and low birthweight.  Information presented at national and state levels.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Domestic Violence in England and Wales

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Marriage/Family,Women

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06337/SN06337.pdf

Looks at how domestic violence is defined in England, how widespread the problem is, and civil and criminal remedies that are available for victims.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 6337

 

Employment Characteristics of Families, 2015

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

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf

Reports that 6.9% of American families included an unemployed person in 2015, down from 8.0% in 2014.  Also covers employment data for families, employment in families with children, and the labor force participation of mothers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Trends in Attitudes About Marriage, Childbearing, and Sexual Behavior: United States, 2002, 2006-2010, and 2011-2013

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr092.pdf

Finds there was an increase in the percentages of men and women who agreed with premarital cohabitation, nonmarital childbearing, the right for gay and lesbian adults to adopt children, same-sex sexual relations, and premarital sex for those aged 18. There was a decrease in the percentages of men and women who agreed with divorce. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2013

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/P60-255.pdf

Covers child support income that custodial parents received from noncustodial parents living elsewhere and other types of support. Reports that 26% of U.S. children under 21 lived in families with only one of their parents. From the Census Bureau

 

Mean Age of Mothers is on the Rise: United States, 2000-2014

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db232.pdf

Presents trends in the mean age at first and higher birth orders by race and Hispanic origin of mother and by state from 2000 to 2014. Mean age of mothers at first birth rose from 24.9 years to 26.3 in the time range covered by the study. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Orientation Among Adults Aged 18-44 in the United States: Data from the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth

Categories: Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr088.pdf

A survey of sexual behavior and attraction which includes statistics on intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. Also contains statistics on percentages of men and women who say they are straight, gay, or bisexual. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Sleep Duration, Quality of Sleep, and Use of Sleep Medication, by Sex and Family Type, 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db230.pdf

Finds that single parents, especially women, suffer from sleep deprivation, and that adults in two-parent families were less likely than adults in other types of families to use sleep medications. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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