Children in nonparental care
National Health Statistics Reports, 7 May 2014.
This report presents estimates of the proportion of children who
have experienced selected adverse family events by the number of biological
parents in the household, with a focus on comparisons among subgroups of
children in nonparental care defined by caregiver type.
How family structures economic success in America
W. B. Wilcox & I. Lerman - American Enterprise Institute, 4 November 2014.
The standard portrayals of economic life for ordinary Americans and their families paint a picture of stagnancy, even decline, amidst rising income inequality or joblessness. But rarely does the public conversation about the changing economic fortunes of Americans and their families look at questions of family structure. This is an important oversight because, as this report shows, changes in family formation and stability are central to the situation.
Children of the recession
UNICEF, October 2014.
This report offers multiple and detailed perspectives on how the recession has affected children in the developed world. Official data have been used to rank the impact on children for countries in the European Union (EU) and/or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Gender equality and sustainable development
UN Women, 16 October 2014.
Charting the rationale and the actions necessary to ensure ground-breaking change, this flagship UN study asserts that any comprehensive sustainable development pathway cannot be achieved without an explicit commitment to gender equality, women’s rights and their empowerment.
Advantages of demographic change after the wave
Plos One, 24 September 2014.
Around the world, people are living longer and having fewer children, leading to a population that is older, on average, than in the past. Most academic discussion of this trend has so far focused on potential problems it creates, including challenges to pension systems, economic growth, and healthcare costs. But according to this study, it may turn out to have many positive impacts for society.
The 2014 ‘State of the Kid’
Highlights Magazine, October 2014.
Polling adults about issues related to kids is common. And those of us who care about children — parents, grandparents, educators and others— study the results of these surveys, hoping for insights that will help us better understand kids. But how often do we take the time to ask kids what they think— and then actively listen to what they have to say?
The well-being of children in the UK, 2014
Office for National Statistics, 8 October 2014.
Data compiled by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) finds over three-quarters (77%) of children aged 10-15 are satisfied with their lives. Yet 12% of those aged 10-15 reported being a victim of crime, and 12% said they were frequently bullied. The ONS also found children quarrelled more with mothers than fathers.
Child poverty in the post-2015 agenda
UNICEF, June 2014.
This Issues Brief outlines why the post-2015 agenda should include an explicit focus on child poverty towards achieving a world fit for children.
How does partnership dissolution affect?
M. Brewer and A. Nandi - University of Essex, September 2014.
The stuy measures “living standards” with a range of measures, but the most important is a measure of income after taxes and benefits that has been adjusted for family size. Increases in this measure of equivalised income are taken to reflect improvements in living standards.
Share of U.S. adults who have never married
Pew Research Center, 24 September 2014.
This report explores the potential factors that are associated with this trend, including changing public attitudes,
demographic patterns and economic conditions.It looks at the reasons that never-married adults remain single as well as the qualities they are looking for in a potential spouse.