Same-Sex Couples and Same-Sex Couples Raising Children in The United States: . This study analyses Census 2000 data about same-sex couples in the United States. The report focuses on data that indicate that: 1. Individuals in same-sex couples depend on each other economically in ways similar to individuals in different-sex couples and 2. Same-sex couples with children are more diverse than married parents and have fewer economic resources..
By Williams Project, US.
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Family and Children
Child Care Subsidies. The federal welfare-reform legislation enacted in 1996, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, gave states new opportunities for meeting the needs of low-income families and children - including assisting with childcare needs. This report provides data on the patterns and dynamics of child care subsidy use. "The Dynamics Of Child Care Subsidy Use: A Collaborative Study of Five States" by Ann Collins et al is published by the National Center for Children in Poverty.
Children's Neighborhoods. This fascinating report explores the subtle interaction between children?s well-being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up. By comparing the characteristics of three neighborhoods (the average age of the residents, the turnover of the population, resident's perceptions of the size of the neighborhood, perceptions of safety, relationships with neighbors) with children's behavior, school performance and health the authors test which neighborhood characteristics are most important for children's well-being. "In Our Backyard: How 3 L.A. Neighborhoods Affect Kids' Lives" by Anne R. Pebley, and Mary E. Vaiana is published by RAND.
By RAND, US.
Early Childhood Interventions. It is believed that early intervention in the lives of children, exemplified by sure Start in the UK and Head Start in the US, can make a lasting impact both on their educational performance and their 'outcomes' in later life. Early Childhood Intervention programs: What Do We Know? by Janet Currie reviews the evidence relating to Head Start, the Perry Preschool project, the Carolina Abecedarian project, the Early Training project and the Milwaukee project.