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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Child Maltreatment 2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/child-maltreatment-2013

Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2013.  Besides neglect and physical abuse, the report also covers psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse.  During 2013 there were 3.5 million referrals affecting 6.4 million children. From the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department

 

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2014

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

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2014.html

 

A series of data tables on family groups, children, households, unmarried couples, and their living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

Economic Report of the President … 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/cea_2015_erp.pdf

Combines the annual economic message from the president with the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Emphasizes issues such as middle class economics, challenges in the labor market, family-friendly workplace policies, business tax reform, and the energy revolution.  Economic statistical tables included at end.  From the White House

 

Same-Sex Marriage: A Legal Overview

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43886.pdf

Reviews general Constitutional principles relating to same-sex marriage and the various relevant Supreme Court and Circuit Court decisions affecting it.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps

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

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-16.html

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

http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/domestic-violence-domestic-abuse-definitions-and-relationships.aspx

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

http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-4/access-to-dependent-care-reimbursement-accounts-and-workplace-funded-childcare.htm

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

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49887-TANF.pdf

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

 

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