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America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

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

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2016.html

Detailed tables on the demographic characteristics of American adults, the kinds and sizes of households, living arrangements of children, and unmarried couples in households.  From the Census Bureau

 

The Majority of Children Live with Two Parents

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

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-192.html

Press release on family arrangements for children.  Since 1960 the percentage of children living with two parents has declined from 88% to 69%.  Also covers other household data such as marriage and family, unmarried couples, and older adults. Offers links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau

 

Birth Expectations of U.S. Women Aged 15-44

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db260.pdf

Describes women’s birth expectations, number of children expected, and when they expected their next child to be born.  Data shown by age, marital or cohabiting status, and number of children.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Marriage/Family,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpsc12.pdf

Describes type, location, and characteristics of all problem-solving courts, such as drug, mental health, family, youth, DWI, domestic violence and other specialty courts.  Covers such topics as funding sources, points of entry, services, and benefits to participants.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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

 

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