Sites that cover Family Policy
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
CLASP features sites addressing public policy issues impacting families. The
site covers the following main areas: family child care, child support and
fathers, child welfare, childbearing, and teen pregnancy prevention.
Child and Family Policy
The Child and Family Policy site offers research on public policy issues
relevant to children and family structure and offers resources for family
support and strengthening. The main focus of the research is on developing a
more asset based and comprehensive means to promote the success of children.
Child Trends Data Bank
The major areas covered are: family structure and living arrangements, poverty,
income, assets and work, family child care, and parental practices.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a
collection of 20 federal government agencies involved in researching public
policy issues and activities related to children, families and family child
care. The Forum produces an annual report detailing statistics on family
structure and includes a number of indicators of well-being. Topics include:
population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and
social environment, fatherhood and education.
Department of Health and Human
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) site has a Families &
Children section with useful links to other sites, information on specific HHS
programs/agencies and public policy issues relating to children and families. The
site offers links to health and human service statistics, as well as policy
information regarding poverty guidelines, welfare reform, and medical privacy.
The site also covers these
following topics: family child
care, child support, adoption, domestic violence, child abuse
Future of Children
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton
University and the Brookings Institution produce this journal. The
Journal addresses public policy issues relating a ranging of issues affecting
children and families. Two issues are published each year and address topics
including: family structure, children of immigrant families, foster care,
welfare reform, family child care, and caring for infants and toddlers. All
journal issues are archived and available online.
This site covers
issues affecting the family and family structure including: welfare, family and
marriage, family child care, sex education and abortion, and domestic violence.
Joint Center for Poverty
This site offers research findings and information on public policy issues
relating to the causes of poverty, and the consequences for children and
families. The site looks at connection between health, education, income,
family, and other social topics and poverty, and in particular how these
factors affect family structure and children. These
topics address include: teenage
mothers and child well-being, working mothers, single parents and
NCCP provides information for policymakers regarding public policy issues such
as health care, family child care, and federal assistance programs, as they
relate to low-income children and families. Demographics and other data such as
child care, child support, marriage-related policies, family and medical leave
are easily accessed. Visitors to the site may also search by state, by policy,
or may view the publications index.
Center for Women and Families
The Centerís site addresses public policy issues pertaining to: womenís health,
welfare reform, family child care, work and family, and social security.
Public Agenda seeks to increase public engagement through unbiased
public opinion research. Research studies are presented on the site and may be
searched by topic. The political context of different issues is discussed.
Topics covered include: family structure, family child care, education,
immigration, poverty and welfare, and more.
RAND Child Policy
RAND Child Policy covers research on childrenís issues from prenatal to age 18.
Users may browse publications by topic. Abstracts, research briefs on public
policy issues, and some full-text documents are provided. Topics covered
include: family child care and
military families, child health, education, families and communities, infants
and toddlers, welfare and welfare reform, and more.
Topic Summary: The sites listed in this category cover a range of
public policy issues that affect families. Scholarly publications, statistical
data and policy papers can be found regarding family child care topics and
family structure issues. Information presented come from government sources,
research and advocacy centers and academic institutions.
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