A baby averages 5 diapers per day for 30 months. About 90% of mothers use disposable diapers. This number of mothers using disposable diapers is expected to fall about .5% annually over the next 3 years. Number of US Births 2006 3,959,400 2007 4,058,800 2008 4,025,900 2009 4,021,700 2010 4,089,950 P&G’s focus group research in Cincinnati and Topeka suggests that 15% of mothers using disposable diapers would try Sesame Street Pampers. Sesame Street Pampers are expected to sell on the premium end of the market.
A change that has happened to childbearing since the 1970's is that over four in ten children are now born outside of marriage, which is five times more than it was in 1971. This means that more children are being born into lone-parent families or cohabilitating families. A reason for this is that there has been a huge decline in the stigma that used to be held over births outside marriage and also a increase in cohabiliatation. An example of this is that only one third of 18-24 year olds think marriage should come before parenthood, meaning that the rise in births outside of marriage is more to do with the increase in cohabilitating couples than it is to do with single parents. Another change that has happened in childbearing since the 1970's is that women are having fewer children and children later in life.
For example, 14,000 kids have been positively affected by the Michigan Earned Income tax credit, but because it has been cut by 14%, low-income youth are unable to receive the benefits (kidscount). Youth in families that are receiving unemployment are affected because unemployment was cut from 26 weeks to 20 weeks and cash assistance has become more difficult to receive (kidscount). Poverty affects the youth in many ways, such as their family life and education. Many children are neglected in cases of low-income families. 32,500 children have been neglected in 2010, and in Ingham County 42 percent of children have been abused or neglected (milhs.org).
1.3 million African American households are composed of a grandparent and a grandchild younger than 18 (United States Census Bureau, 2010). Thirty two thousand five hundred and four dollar is the reported annual medium income (Unites States Department of Labor, 2010). African Americans comprise 40 percent of the homeless population and nearly half of all prisoners in the United States are African American. African American children comprise 45 percent of the public foster care population (United Stated Census Bureau, 2010) and African Americans also lead the nation in unemployment at some 16 percent (United States Department of Labor, 2010). Twenty percent of African Americans report having no health insurance coverage and 17 percent report owing no form of transportation (United States Department of Labor, 2010).
Every day more people die in America than are born. Any increases in population since 1972 have been due to immigration.2 The sociological perils we face are not those of population explosion, but population reduction. The Population Research Institute agrees, and concluded, “Our long-term problem is not too many children, but too few children.”3 The legalization of abortion resulted in a drastic reduction of the number of children in this country. By 1980 there were 6.5 million fewer school-age children in America than just a decade earlier. This required the closing of nine-thousand elementary schools.4 Legalized abortion has resulted in over 46 million fewer taxpayers in America to support the elderly.
In fact, cases of all vaccine-preventable diseases are down more than 97% from peak levels before vaccines were available. Vaccines are now available to protect children and adults against 15 life-threatening or debilitating diseases. • healthier mothers and babies. At the turn of the century, 140 of every 1,000 babies born alive died within their first year of life. Today, that rate is 6.3 deaths per 1,000 live births • family planning.
Racial & Ethnic Disparties: Infant Mortality Rates Calculating & Reporting Healthcare Statistics Causes of disparties in Infant & Mortality rates In the U.S., statistics show that twice as many African American infants die each year when compared to white infants. Although over the past fifty years, infant mortality rates have dropped for all ethnic groups in the U.S., the racial gap still exists and has not been totally understood in spite of various quantitive studies on the subject (1). I believe infant mortality rates are largely influenced by complex socioeconomic and demographic variables such as age, sex, education, family income, and race. The substantial differences in infant mortality among the varying ethnic groups has been well documented over the years. In order to properly analyze the trends associated with infant mortality rates, The National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) , The National Linked Birth and Infant Death Data Sets, and The National Infant Mortality survey data sources should be used (1).
In the more than 20 years since they have been saving extremely premature infants, with all the medical advanced technology the survival of very low birth weight babies. The National Center for Health statistics said that of the 3.9 million infants born in the United States in 1998, about 56,000 were considered very low birth weight. Of those about 16,647 were micro-preemies. With infants who were born weighing less than 1,000 grams or a little over 2 pounds were at a slightly higher risk for having cerebral palsy and slightly lower intelligence quotients than those of the same weight born in earlier decades. I feel like the author who wrote this is very persuasive on what she wrote about and with all of the evidence that was put into this essay was pretty much all hard evidence.
Based on Census statistics the United States has a child poverty rate that is more than twice as high as many Europeans nations. The Poverty rate for children living in the U.S has increased to 22% in 2010. The poverty rate for U.S. adults is only 13.7 % today one out of every four American children is on food Stamps. Also 50 percent of all U.S children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18. There are also 314 countries in the U.s where at least 30 % of the children are facing food insecurity.
Adoption Adoption is better than abortion, it gives many children who need a home a good home. Statistics show there are over 153 million orphans who have lost one or both parents in the United States. Of the over 400,000 children who are in foster care in the U.S., 114,556 cannot be returned to their birth families and are waiting to be adopted. On average, more than 60 percent of children in foster care spend 2-5 years in the system before being adopted. Almost 20 percent spend 5 or more years before being adopted and some never get adopted.