Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2013

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

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

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

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

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


Births: Final Data for 2014

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

Presents data on 2014 births by characteristics such as maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, birthweight, and plurality. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Wives’ Earnings Make Gains Relative to Husbands’: New Statistics Reveal a Variety of Characteristics About U.S. Families.

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

Press release with summary of statistics about American families. From the Census Bureau


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2015

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

A series of tables on U.S. families including average size of different kinds of families, living arrangements of children, the various kinds of family groups, and opposite sex, unmarried couples living together. From the Census Bureau


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


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