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The fertility decline in China before the one-child policy

Yi Chen and Yingfei Huang - Demographic Research, 5 June 2020.
11-06-2020
Fertility in China appears to have declined faster in the early 1970s, before the introduction of the one-child policy in 1979. It went from 5.7 in 1969 to 2.7 in 1978.
 

Responses to health and economic crises and effects on children

Nyasha Tirivayi, Dominic Richardson, Maja Gavrilovic, Valeria Groppo, Lusajo Kajula, Elsa Valli and Francesca Viola - UNICEF, June 2020.
04-06-2020
This rapid review seeks to inform the initial and long-term public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, by assessing evidence on past economic policy and social protection responses to health and economic crises and their effects on children and families.
 

Internet during the COVID-19 outbreak

Emily Vogels, Andrew Perrin, Lee Rainie and Monica Anderson - Pew Research Center, 30 April 2020.
22-05-2020
Americans with lower incomes are particularly likely to have concerns related to the digital divide and the digital “homework gap”
 

Family-oriented policies and priorities in VNRs

United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs, May 2020.
18-05-2020
The analysis of 127 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) submitted by 114 UN Member States indicates that families may be key to ensure progress towards the SDGs by 2030, with close to 90 % of countries making specific references to them.
 

Combatting COVID-19’s effect on children

OECD, 4 May 2020.
11-05-2020
Immediate government measures need to ensure that children have access to good food, receive protection against abuse and neglect, have access to health services, and can navigate safely on the internet. Parental employment also needs to be supported.
 

Families and social media use: the role of parents’ perceptions

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. December 2019.
04-05-2020
The present study aims at deepening the role that parents’ perceptions about social media effects on family systems can exert within their family functioning, specifically referring to the relationship between collective family efficacy and open communications within family systems with adolescents.
 

Monitoring of persons exposed to patients with COVID-19

R. M. Burke, C. M. Midgley, A. Dratch - US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 March 2020.
27-04-2020
This detailed look at some of the first coronavirus cases in the US found that the illness was passed most easily among family members of patients, with far less risk of infection among other people outside their household.
 

COVID-19 infection in children

The Lancet, 27 March 2020.
20-04-2020
How do we move forward over the coming months, with all the uncertainty, change, and difficulties for children and families? How do we ensure that we do not overtreat children with self-limiting illness or miss the handful of children with severe or life-threatening disease?
 

Epidemiological characteristics of children with COVID-19 in China

Yuanyuan Dong, Xi Mo, Yabin Hu, Xin Qi, Fang Jiang, Zhongyi Jiang and Shilu Tong - Pediatrics, April 2020.
13-04-2020
The largest study to date of children and the virus has found that while most develop mild or moderate symptoms, a small percentage can become seriously ill.
 

The fertility gap in Europe and the United States

Eva Beaujouan1 and Caroline Berghammer - Population Research and Policy Review, 25 February 2019.
06-04-2020
The gap is largest among highly educated women in most countries studied and the educational gradient varies by region, most distinctively for childlessness.
 
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