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Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs, Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Youth

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/fysb/rhy_report_to_congress_fy1213.pdf

Discusses the activities and accomplishments of the program.  From the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families

 

Household Characteristics of Opposite-Sex and Same-Sex Couple Households: ACS 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/samesex/files/ssex-tables-2012.xls

An excel data file which compares married and unmarried same-sex and opposite-sex couple households by such characteristics as age, race, education attainment, employment status, presence of children in household, income, and home tenure.  From the Census Bureau

 

Marriage of Same Sex Couples Across the UK: What’s the Same and What’s Different

Categories: Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP14-29.pdf

Provides information about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of same sex couples and the legislation which provides for it, as well as about the similarities and differences relating to marriage of opposite sex couples and civil partnership across the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/29

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2013

Categories: Children,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/CRC/crc2013.pdf

Presents the most recent estimates of the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 by type of family, region of country, and income level of family.  Estimates a middle-income family will spend about $245,000 or $304,000 adjusted for projected inflation.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db162.pdf

Describes recent trends in nonmarital births and in cohabitation for unmarried mothers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Nonmarital Births: An Overview

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Children,Marriage/Family,Women

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43667.pdf

Explores the trends and reasons that nonmarital births are higher (41%) in the 2008-2013 period than formerly (28% in 1990 and 11% in 1970), discusses some of the characteristics of unwed mothers, and the role of cohabitation in producing more nonmarital births.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

Categories: Careers,Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Youth

http://childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/YA_14.pdf

Though usually focusing on statistics related to children and families, this agency devotes the 2014 issue to a focus on the well-being of older youth as they transition into adulthood in a time of economic challenges. Go to page 3 to find beginning of report.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

At A Glance for 2014: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/ac_14.pdf

Statistical snapshot of key indicators of child well-being in the areas of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

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