PRB Topic Feed: Children/ Youth/Topics/ChildrenYouth.aspxIncreased Cohabitation Changing Children's Family SettingsResearchers estimate that about 40 percent of U.S. children will spend some time in a cohabiting family before their 16th birthday.10/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/IncreasedCohabitationChangingChildrensFamilySettings.aspxfc64d45b-cd6a-4480-aedb-40446a66de78In U.S., Proportion Married at Lowest Recorded LevelsMarriage rates have dropped precipitously among young adults during the past decade, and the decline has accelerated since the onset of the recession. The data suggest that more young couples are delaying marriage or foregoing matrimony altogether, likely as an adaptive response. 09/28/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usmarriagedecline.aspxf94d84ce-d841-497c-a76e-6f6104c8960dNew Index Tracks Children's Well-BeingIs the well-being of America's children good and getting better, or bad and getting worse? A new Index of Child and Youth Well-Being charts the annual change in indicators of the life conditions of children and youth, and reports the results as a single number.12/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/NewIndexTracksChildrensWellBeing.aspxf37caa70-7700-491c-bc4d-1d017730dad8Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa Face a High Risk of HIV InfectionNew UNAIDS estimates indicate that young African women have twice the HIV rate of their male counterparts and are infected up to 10 years earlier. 02/14/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/YoungWomeninSubSaharanAfricaFaceaHighRiskofHIVInfection.aspxf1753c03-755b-43d1-95c4-fae9eb31c516More U.S. Children Raised by GrandparentsGrowing numbers of children in the United States are living with a grandparent. In 2010, about one in 14 U.S. children (7 percent) lived in a household headed by a grandparent—for a total of 5.4 million children, up from 4.7 million in 2005.03/26/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/US-children-grandparents.aspxf129a72d-a3a9-4825-b2b6-ef1b171a661eDespite Challenges, Ending Early Marriage in Ethiopia Is PossibleEarly marriage remains a deeply rooted tradition in Ethiopian communities, perpetuated by poverty, a lack of education and economic opportunities, and social customs that limit the rights of women and girls. 04/22/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/child-marriage-ethiopia.aspxeb634be6-0af1-4903-952a-0974351a543bMothers' Reading Skills Linked to Improved Child Survival and Student AchievementIn Nigeria, where 10 percent of the world's deaths to children occur, literate mothers are much less likely to see their children die before their fifth birthday than their illiterate peers. While in the United States, Los Angeles mothers' reading skills are the greatest determinant of their children's academic achievement.08/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/mothers-reading-skills.aspxea3e9c0a-5157-4c0f-9eb6-93a4dc7e33deAccidental Poisoning Deaths—Mostly Drug Overdoses—Exceed Homicides of U.S. Young AdultsDrug overdoses propelled the number of accidental poisonings above homicides as a cause of death among young adults ages 20 to 24 in the United States, according to 2014 data released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of accidental poisonings--nearly all from drug overdoses--still trails the number of suicides, which overtook homicides as a cause of death in this age group in 2010. The results are based on PRB analysis of the CDC data.02/22/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/young-adult-suicide.aspxe889452f-a29d-4d19-939e-860104031f92Asian-American Children Are Members of a Diverse and Urban PopulationAsian Americans are the most diverse racial/ethnic group in the United States in terms of language, religion, and customs. They are a relatively small proportion of the population, but they have a history of collaboration and coalition work.01/09/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/AsianAmericanChildrenAreMembersofaDiverseandUrbanPopulation.aspxe8558fea-0601-4110-a560-04dcd66aa0ccChild Mortality Decreases Globally and Immunization Coverage Increases, Despite Unequal AccessNew estimates show that under-5 mortality has declined steadily since 1990, and that progress has accelerated this decade. 12/15/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/childmortality.aspxe8128969-eb83-4afd-b2a7-2a1b7a1d552f