Indicators of Immigrant Integration
OECD - European Commission, July 2015.
This joint publication by the OECD and the European Commission presents the first broad international comparison across all EU and OECD countries of the outcomes for immigrants and their children, through 27 indicators organised around five areas: Employment, education and skills, social inclusion, civic engagement and social cohesion.
EU Demography Report
European Commission, July 2015.
This analytical web-note contains an extensive update of the main demographic trends for the EU and a labour-market supplement which outlines the potential consequences of the forthcoming demographic change (declining working-age population) on the EU's growth perspective.
State of the World’s Fathers
MenCare, 23 June 2015.
This is the first or a year report intended to provide a periodic, data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and caregiving globally by addressing four issues related to fatherhood: unpaid care work in the home; sexual and reproductive health and rights, and maternal, newborn and child health; men’s caregiving and violence against children and women; and child development.
Maternal employment and gender inequalities
Harvard Business School, June 2015.
This study shows that working mothers are good for their children. Data from 24 countries suggests that the daughters of working mothers have better careers, higher pay and more equal relationships than those whose mothers stayed at home. What’s more, their sons thrive too and grow up to be better men, more involved at home, taking more time caring for their own family than men who grew up cosseted by stay-at-home mothers.
Progress for Children: Learning from the MDGs
UNICEF, June 2015.
This eleventh edition of Progress for Children is UNICEF’s final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals. It presents latest data that show while the MDGs helped drive tremendous advances in the lives of the world’s children, development efforts in the past 15 years failed to reach millions of the most disadvantaged. The report spotlights where the international community must now focus attention and action to reach the most vulnerable children and achieve sustainable growth.
Intergenerational transmission of parenting
The European Journal of Public Health, 2 June 2015.
The quality of parenting is associated with a wide range of child and adult outcomes, and there is evidence to suggest that some aspects of parenting show patterns of intergenerational transmission. This study aimed to determine whether such intergenerational transmission occurs in mothers and fathers in a UK birth cohort.
US births: data for 2013
US National Vital Statistics System, January 2015.
This report presents 2013 data on U.S. births for maternal age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, attendant at birth, method of delivery, period of gestation, birthweight, and plurality. Birth and fertility rates are presented by age, live-birth order, race and Hispanic origin, and marital status. Selected data by mother’s state of residence and birth rates by age and race of father also are shown. Trends in fertility patterns and maternal and infant characteristics are described and interpreted.
Every child counts
Unicef France, June 2015.
This report shows that over three million children in France live under the poverty threshold, which equates to one in every five children in the country. The report calls on the government to show greater progress in implementing Convention on the Rights of a Child.
Quality of life in Europe - facts and views
Eurostat, June 2015.
This study resents different aspects of people’s well-being combining for the first time objective indicators with subjective evaluation of individuals’ situations and covering various aspects of quality of life. For instance, it shows that two thirds of people with families of three children or more considered themselves to be more happy than people living in smaller families and have stronger personal relationships than others.
Children’s views on their lives and well-being
The Jacobs Foundation, May 2015.
Children’s Worlds, the International Survey of Children’s Well-Being is a worldwide research survey. Its purpose is to improve children’s well-being by creating awareness among children, their parents and their communities, but also among opinion leaders, decision makers, professionals and the general public.