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America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016

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

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2016/ac_16.pdf

Latest in an annual series of reports on the condition of children in the U.S.  The brief version highlights selected indicators for children in seven areas including family, health, economic circumstances, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Primary Early Care and Education Arrangements and Achievement at Kindergarten Entry

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016070.pdf

Explores the relationship between children’s primary early care and education arrangements the year before kindergarten and their academic skills and learning behaviors at kindergarten entry, after accounting for child and family background characteristics.  ECE arrangements are classified into 5 main groups.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678204.pdfhttp:/ 

Describes the extent to which states identify domestic violence records that would prohibit an individual from obtaining a firearm and evaluates the quickness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in preventing firearm transfers to such individuals.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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

 

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