Facts & Figures
to find information on women, children, families, fertility,
reproductive health, and mother’s workforce participation
Census Bureau (www.census.gov):
Fertility of American Women
Reports and tables
from 1994 to most recent. Reports include information on
and percentage of childless women plus selected data on maternal
age, rates of childbearing, mothers’ education and workforce
participation, etc. Index.
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
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 received by custodial mothers and
Marriage and Divorce Data
U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Health Statistics
for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov)
National Survey on Family Growth
Pregnancy, childbearing, contraception, and related aspects of maternal and infant health
Related Deaths and Maternal Mortality
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):
in the Labor Force: A Databook
Historic tables on employment and earnings. Sept 07. Index to topics.
Earnings in 2006
40 pages in PDF
Time Use Survey
Summary and tables. Index.
of Minimum Wage Workers, 2006
Profile of the Working Poor, 2005
Sept 2007. 14 Pages in PDF
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Enrollment and related data (index)
Institute for Women’s
Policy Research (www.iwpr.org)
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.
Infant mortality, other social indicators. Searchable.
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