The state of grandfamilies in America: 2014
Generations United, december 2014.
This report shines a light on the challenges grandfamilies face and the incredible service they provide our country. It includes an infographic that shows 7.8 million children live in grandfamilies, where grandparents or other relatives are the householders. Nearly one-third of children in all grandfamilies do not have their parents living with them in the home. About 2.7 million grandparents are responsible for most of the basic needs of grandchildren living with them.
Measuring violence against children
UNICEF, October 2014.
The latest report of the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group was prepared by the Data and Analytics Section of UNICEF on behalf of the CP MERG Technical Working Group on Violence against Children. The Group was tasked with developing tools that can guide and support the collection of reliable and useful data on violence against children in an ethically sensitive manner.
Is the world a better place for children?
UNICEF, September 2014.
Twenty-five years ago, the world made a commitment to its children: That we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights – to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential. There is much to celebrate on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, but we have not yet reached millions of children.
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.