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Facts & Figures

Where to find information on women, children, families, fertility, reproductive health, and mother’s workforce participation & earnings.

U.S. Census Bureau (www.census.gov):

Fertility of American Women
Reports and tables from 1994 to most recent. Reports include information on total births and percentage of childless women plus selected data on maternal age, rates of childbearing, mothers’ education and workforce participation, etc. Index.

Child Care
Information on child care costs and arrangements are collected on an intermittent basis in the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Reports and tables from 1993 to most recent. Index.

Families and Living Arrangements
Demographic characteristics of households and families are collected annually in the March Current Population Survey (CPS) for the Nation. Reports and detailed tables from recent surveys. Information on stay-at-home mothers and fathers, incomes of mothers and fathers in dual-earner couples, lone mothers, children’s poverty and historical trends. Reports from 1993 to most recent. Index.

Reports, tables, briefs. Index.

Reports and detailed tables. Women and children in poverty; women’s poverty by age, race, maternal status and age of children. Index.

Health Insurance Data
Reports and briefs. Index.

Child Support
Child support received by custodial mothers and fathers.

Marriage and Divorce Data
U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics

Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov)

National Survey on Family Growth
Pregnancy, childbearing, contraception, and related aspects of maternal and infant health

Infant Mortality

Pregnancy Related Deaths and Maternal Mortality

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (www.oecd.org)

Social and Welfare Statistics
Comparisons of key indicators for OECD nations, including mothers in the workforce, child poverty, health care spending/percentage of population without healthcare coverage, life expectancy, and infant mortality, equity index, much more.

Status of Women & Children:

Kids Count Data Center
National trends in child health, economic security, and wellbeing, updated annually.
Published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Emerging issues concerning children, families, and public policy.

National Center for Children in Poverty
Statistics, charactersitics of children in poor and low-income families.

Alan Guttmacher Institute
Data on reproductive health, abortion, teen pregnancy, pregnancy and birth, STIs and HIV, prevention and contraception

World Economic Forum
Global gender gap report

Save the Children Foundation
State of the World's Mothers (annual report)

UNICEF Innocenti Research Center
Global children's wellbeing and poverty

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor (www.bls.gov):

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook
Historic tables on employment and earnings. Sept 07. Index to topics.

Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2006
40 pages in PDF

American Time Use Survey
Summary and tables. Index.

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers, 2006

Profile of the Working Poor, 2005
Sept 2007. 14 Pages in PDF

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families

TANF Enrollment and related data (index)

Institute for Women’s Policy Research (www.iwpr.org)

Status of Women in the United States – 2004

The Economic Policy Institute (www.epi.org)

The State of Working America, 2006/2007
Fact sheets on women, wages, work hours, poverty, inequality, minorities, U.S. and the World (international comparisons). Index.

CIA World Factbook
Infant mortality, other social indicators. Searchable.

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