Migration Policy Institute. September 10, 2014.

Mexico has long been accused of turning a blind eye to Central American migrants traveling through the country en route to the United States. With the recent unaccompanied child migration crisis garnering major U.S. public and policymaker attention, the trains that have served as unofficial conduits for some of this migration have come under scrutiny, prompting the Mexican government to take action. [Note: contains copyrighted material]

http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/central-american-migrants-and-la-bestia-route-dangers-and-government-responses [HTML format]

Urban Institute. August 28, 2014.

The study analyzes whether and how the event of a job loss in families with children changes family arrangements. Comparing outcomes for children whose parents become unemployed with children whose parents do not, we find a positive relationship between a parent’s job loss and destabilizing changes in family arrangements in subsequent months for children initially living with married parents, a single mother, or a mother cohabiting with a partner. Among single mothers, these negative consequences are concentrated among those with no high school degree. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/413214-How-Does-Unemployment-Affect-Family-Arrangements-for-Children.pdf [PDF format, 22 pages].