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Caregiving in the US
23-06-2020
This report reveals an increase in the number of family caregivers in the United States. Family caregivers now encompass more than one in five Americans. They are in worse health compared to five years ago.
 

Domestic workers: Beyond contagion or starvation
15-06-2020
For domestic workers among workers, staying home has meant losing their jobs, and as a result, losing their livelihoods.
 

The fertility decline in China before the one-child policy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
 
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