• In 2011, the percentage of lone parent family children is higher than in 1996, and the percentage of ‘couple families’ children is lower than in 1996. This would suggest that there are more lone parent families in 2011 than there were in 1996. • The approximate ratio of ‘couple families’ children to ‘lone parent’ children in 1996 is 4:1, whereas in 2011 this is reduced to approximately 3:1. Word count: 157 Part B Consider two different types of household and, by using one example, describe how a decision made by government affects the flow of money between government and each of these households. Explain how this decision would also affect how money flows between these two different households and corporations.
This is one of the main reasons that we don’t know a true number of the “homeless children” in this state. The parents are afraid if they ask for help they will lose their children. Just a few of the statistics given, “the number of children living in poverty has increased from 14 million to 16 million” (Watson, 2011). Alone in Michigan in the “2010-2011 school year, more than 31,000 homeless students attend school—8,500 more than in the previous school year, a 37 percent spike” (Seidel, 2011). Most figures you can find don’t even count the number of families that have doubled up living
Also the percentage of children with an ADHD diagnosis that are being placed on medication jumped from 55% in 1989 to 75% in 1996 (Gibbs 1998). Now that I have illustrated some of the statistics behind our country’s ADD/ADHD children, perhaps I should talk a little more about what exactly an ADD/ADHD child is. ADHD does not have physical signs that can be recognized in the patient. Most diagnoses are made through observation and over a period of time. The most common behaviors fall into the three following categories: inattention, hyperactivity, and
For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying This is one reason, one out of many on why you should not bully. These people are depressed and from personal experience you are always down and you do not care about anything. Some people don’t care about other people’s feelings.
This comparison will be between the best state and the worst state. The most surprising fact for each of these states is the gap between minimum wage and the hourly wage needed to afford a two bedroom apartment. The gap in Connecticut is $13.46 and the gap in Texas is only $8.47, yet there are 333,603 more homeless children in Texas than in Connecticut. While it is imperative to keep in mind that the population in Texas far outnumbers that of Connecticut, it is still an interesting connection to make. To break down the population difference we can also note that the percentage of homeless children in Connecticut out of all children is only .43 percent, while Texas reports 5.2
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In 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau looked at single parent families. There was a tremendous difference between the families maintained by mother and by father. With children under 18 the mother maintained 85.2% while the father maintained 11% (“Working Parents”, 2012). As you can see there is a major difference in these two areas. In 2006, the proportion of mothers with newborns that were in the workforce was at 57% (“Working Parents”, 2012).
Abuse always involves physical, emotional, or sexual injury to a child and involves commission of a particular act against a child. Abuse is the second leading cause of death among children under age 6 months, behind sudden infant death syndrome. Although parents have been raising children for thousands of years, it was not until the early seventies that child abuse was consider a crime in America. According to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics, in 1998 1,397,000 children received preventive services and an estimated 903,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect. Abuse often occurs when the adult is having difficulty adjusting to new circumstances or is coping with such issues as marital problems, economic difficulties,
The results of a longitudinal study tracked 700 male and female youths over a fifteen-year period. They found that those who as children were exposed to violent television shows were much more likely to later be convicted of crime. All other possible contributing environmental elements such as poverty, living in a violent neighborhood and neglect they were factored out of this study. Researchers also said that media violence can affect any child from any family
I have read and now understand that according to Jackson & Mc Palin’s summary report looked after children are four times likely than other children or young people to require mental health services. Nine times more likely to require special educational assessments or support therapy and they are seven times more likely to suffer from drug or alcohol misuse. A staggering fifty times more likely to at some point in their lives spend time in prison, sixty times more likely at some point be homeless and sixty six times more likely that there children will end up in public care. I also understand that according to children’s welfare development council (2008) one hundred and seventy thousand adults are responsible for the care of over sixty thousand children or young people which are currently in public care : The Office for national statistics (2005) found the following results and the reasons why children and young people are in public care are as follows. Suffering from abuse and neglect were 42%, suffering from a