Cohabiting families’ disadvantage
Wendy Wang and W. Bradford Wilcox - Institute for Family Studies, March 2019.
This survey of 11 developed countries shows that large shares of cohabiting couples with children under age 18 doubt that their current relationship will last, especially in comparison to married parents.
EU fertility statistics
European Union, data extracted in March 2019.
This article looks at the development of a range of indicators concerning the number of births and fertility across the European Union (EU) .
Feasibility study for a Child Guarantee - Inception Report
European Commission - Eurochild & Save the Children, 25 February 2019.
The key overall objective of this study is to explore how a child guarantee scheme could contribute to combating poverty and social exclusion, particularly amongst the EU’s most disadvantaged children; and
ensuring the access of these children to the five areas identified by the European Parliament.
Trends in life expectancy in EU and other OECD countries
Raleigh, V. - OECD Health Working Papers, 26 February 2019.
Looking ahead, it is unclear whether the current slowdown in mortality improvements in some EU countries and the USA is a long-term trend or not.
World Youth Report
UN DESA, February 2019.
Young people have the potential to save the world. All we have to do is let them do just that.
Social Class, Gender, and Contemporary Parenting Standards in the US
Patrick Ishizuka - Social Forces, 22 December 2018.
The findings suggest that cultural norms of child-centered, time-intensive mothering and fathering are now pervasive, pointing to high contemporary standards for parental investments in children.
Employment situation - OECD
OECD, 17 January 2019.
The OECD area employment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point in the third quarter of 2018, to 68.4%. Across the OECD area, 570 million people were employed.
UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2019
UNICEF, January 2019.
This edition of UNICEF’s report on requirements for humanitarian action highlights major emergencies affecting children and families around the world, and the results achieved by UNICEF and partners in response to those crises.
Ending school violence and bullying
No country can achieve inclusive and equitable quality education for all if learners experience violence and bullying in school.
Perceptions of parenting: mapping gaps in understanding
Parenting Research Centre (Australia), May 2016.
The evidence says that parenting has the greatest impact on the long-term health and wellbeing of children, but much of the public discourse about parents and parenting features commentary, views and opinions built on the assumption that “parenting comes naturally”.