Since about 1980, the growth of single-parent families has been driven almost entirely by an increase in childbearing outside of marriage, often the result of people sliding into relationships and having an unplanned baby.
Indicators of stress are related to negative health outcomes for individuals. However, it is also interesting to examine the relationship between stress indicators and subjective well-being, or happiness. Are high levels of stress, as measured by available biomarkers, translating into low levels of happiness? Using 2008 data from the Health and Retirement Study, we examine this connection for a variety of measures.
The U.S. minimum wage now stands at 38 percent of the median wage, the third-lowest among OECD countries.
This chart presents the schedule for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for tax year 2014 and possible adjustments to maximize the impact.
This state-by-state map highlights the ratio of median out-of-pocket child-care costs to median earnings of single mothers with children under age five.
The United States does not currently invest heavily in vocational training compared with other countries, and funding for vocational training has declined over the past decades. The United States spends less than 0.05 percent of its gross domestic product on vocational training opportunities for workers.