Teenage Moms Need Moms
Despite an almost continuous decline over the past twenty years, the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States remains substantially higher than in other industrialized nations. The birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 19 in Washington, D.C. is the 13th highest in the nation.
Well-Being of U.S. Latino Youth Differs by Ethnic Background
Latino children have made progress over the past 10 to 15 years in several key areas of well-being according to a report co-authored by PRB and UnidosUS, but there are pronounced differences in the well-being of Latino children with different ethnic or national origins.
Studies Document Mass Incarceration’s Toll on Families
New studies add to the body of research on the toll U.S. mass incarceration is taking on prisoner’s children and families. Three recent articles in the journal Demography document the spillover effects of the prison boom on family poverty, couples’ relationship stability, and child well-being.</p…
Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children
Latino children currently account for one-fourth of U.S. children under age 18, and by 2050 they are projected to make up nearly one-third of the child population. Of the 18.2 million Latino children currently living in the United States, 95 percent are U.S.-born citizens.
Understanding the Dynamics of Family Change in the United States
A new Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Population Bulletin, “Understanding the Dynamics of Family Change in the United States,” discusses how changes in marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and nonmarital childbearing have transformed family life in the United States.
Family Caregiving for Older People
Today's Research on Aging (Issue 33) In the United States, the majority of care that allows older people to live in their own homes is provided by family members who do not receive pay for their services. As the older share of the population increases the care needs of older Americans will become…