Center for American Progress. July 24, 2014.
The majority of unaccompanied children and families who are arriving come from a region of Central America known as the “Northern Triangle,” where high rates of violence and homicide have prevailed in recent years and economic opportunity is increasingly hard to come by. Officials believe a total of at least 90,000 children will arrive on the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of this fiscal year in September. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CentAmerChildren3.pdf [PDF format, 16 pages].
Center for American Progress. July 8, 2014.
A humanitarian refugee situation at the U.S. southern border has been unfolding over the past few years and dramatically intensifying over the past several months, as tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are fleeing their homes in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. In search of a safe haven, these children embark on dangerous journeys, arriving in the United States and neighboring countries throughout Central America.
Even as the Obama administration struggles to deal with the situation, including finding adequate shelter and protection for the kids, some in Congress have attempted to score political points by arguing that the increased numbers are the result of the administration’s own immigration enforcement policies, such as the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program in 2012, which grants eligible unauthorized youth a two-year reprieve from deportation and a work permit. [Note: contains copyrighted material]
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2014/07/08/93370/statistical-analysis-shows-that-violence-not-deferred-action-is-behind-the-surge-of-unaccompanied-children-crossing-the-border/ [HTML format}
Center for American Progress. June 20, 2014.
Mothers’ economic contributions to their families are more important now than ever before, as the majority of families with children are headed by women who are either the primary breadwinner or share that responsibility with a partner. Knowing who these women are provides a better understanding of our current workforce and highlights the need to update our nation’s labor standards. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Glynn-Breadwinners-report-FINAL.pdf [PDF format, 21 pages].
Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends. June 5, 2014.
This report examines the demographic characteristics of U.S. fathers who lived with their children younger than 18 in 2012 and did not work outside the home. It compares them with their counterparts in earlier years and reports on trends for this population since 1989, using U.S. Census Bureau data. In addition, it compares the characteristics of stay-at-home fathers with those of fathers who work for pay outside the home, and with stay-at-home mothers. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2014/06/2014-06-05_Stay-at-Home-Dads.pdf [PDF format, 16 pages].
Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends. April 8, 2014.
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to this report. This rise over the past dozen years represents the reversal of a long-term decline in “stay-at-home” mothers that had persisted for the last three decades of the 20th century. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2014/04/Moms-At-Home_04-08-2014.pdf [PDF format, 37 pages].