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National and State Patterns of Teen Births in the United States, 1940-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63/nvsr63_04.pdf

Presents trends from 1940 in national birth rates for teenagers with particular focus on the period since 1991.   Discloses that the birth rate for teenage mothers fell 57% between 1991 and 2013.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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

 

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/youth_08132014.pdf

Provides statistics on the number of employed youth in the summer of 2014 and their demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Juvenile Victims of Domestic Sex Trafficking

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43677.pdf

Discusses differences in federal and state approaches to crimes related to sex trafficking of juveniles and policy options which could improve the treatment of victims. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8-15 Years, 2005-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db158.pdf

About 30% of children and teens misperceive their weight status.  Accurate weight status perception has been linked to appropriate weight control behaviors in youth at a time when nearly 17% of children and adolescents are obese. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of U.S. Youth, 2009-2010

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db156.pdf

Examines the percentage of youth, aged 2-19 years, who consumed fruits and vegetables on a given day in the 2009-2010 period.  Also examines differences by age, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that about 25% of youth consumed no fruit and about 10% no vegetables on a given day.

From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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

 

Financial Literacy of 15-Year-Olds: Results from PISA2012

Categories: Education,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014102.pdf

U.S. 15 year olds scored slightly below international averages in financial literacy according to the Program for International Student Assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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