Fairness for Children
Unicef, April 2016.
The new Innocenti Report Card looks at differences between children at the bottom of the inequality ladder, and their peers in the middle, across 41 advanced economies.
How we interact with family and friends
Statistics New Zealand, 2016.
This study explores the social networks of New Zealanders. Social networks are made up of people’s family, friends, neighbours, and other contacts. Measuring the effects of these groups on people’s well-being helps to inform policy on providing support services.
Media use by tweens and teens
Common Sense Media, 2015.
This is a large-scale study that explores young people’s use of the full range of media and technology. It offers a comprehensive picture of the use of media by kids, age 8 to 18 in the U.S., including the level of enjoyment, frequency of use, and amount of time devoted to a wide array of media activities and devices.
Partnered but poor
Center for American Progress, 11 March 2016.
To reduce poverty across family types and increase the stability of low-income married and partnered couples, America needs to ensure that working-class people get a better deal: higher wages; more of the work-family benefits that high-income couples already receive; affordable health insurance regardless of where they live; and greater access to assistance, including unemployment insurance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the Child Tax Credit, which all help families make it through rough patches.
Access to early childhood education for refugees
Migration Policy Institute, March 2016.
Quality early childhood education can have substantial positive impacts on young children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, with long-term effects on educational achievement, occupational success, and health. These advantages are particularly critical for children with certain risk factors, such as those who belong to low-income families and have parents with limited English proficiency, like the refugees.
Births and fertility in the EU
Eurostat, 15 March 2016.
In 2014, 5.132 million babies were born in the European Union, compared with 5.063 million in 2001. On average in the EU, women who gave birth to their first child in 2014 were aged nearly 29 (28.8 years). Overall, the fertility rate increased from 1.46 in 2001 to 1.58 in 2014.
Predictions for the future of workforce automation
Aaron Smith - Pew Research Center, March 2016.
A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans – but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impact.
Part-time employment of women in the EU
Eurostat, 7 March 2016.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on 8 March, Eurostat publishes a selection of data on men and women with regard to their situation on the
Parental leave: where are the fathers?
OECD, March 2016.
Paid parental leave —for use by both parents— is now available in 23 OECD countries, but uptake by fathers is low. Fathers are more likely to take paid parental leave if encouraged by “daddy quotas” or bonus months.
US: Mean age of mothers is on the rise
NCHS Data Brief, January 2016.
This report updates the earlier report (1970 to 2000) and present 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