They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago
Pew Research Center, January 2018, 12 pp.
Looks at U.S. birth rate trends, with a specific focus on maternal age, more info >
Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, February 2016, 8 pp.
This brief looks at the incidence of high child poverty over the past three decades and at the places where such high child poverty has persisted for all of those decade. It shows that the incidence of high child poverty is growing nationwide and that rural America includes a disproportionate share of children living in poverty. more info >
Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives
Zero to Three, Child Trends, September 2013, 67 pp.
Presents results of a survey of state child welfare agencies about the policies and practices that guide their work in addressing the needs of infants and toddlers who have been maltreated. more info >
Policies that Strengthen Fatherhood and Family Relationships: What Do We Know, and What Do We Need to Know?
MDRC, April 2010, 45 pp.
Widening gaps in fathers’ involvement in parenting and in the quality and stability of parents’ relationships may reinforce disparities in outcomes for the next generation. This paper reviews evidence about the effectiveness of two strategies to strengthen fathers’ involvement and family relationships. more info >
Adoption USA: A Chartbook Based on the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, November 2009, 91 pp.
Information about the characteristics, adoption experiences, and well-being of adopted children and their families in the United States. more info >
Family and Community Engagement Tools
Provides tools to assess child development, program quality, and family and community engagement from the perspective of both family and community knowledge systems. more info >
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
Information, research, news, and events related to early childhood education. more info >
ERIC database (Education Resources Information Center)
Database of education research. more info >