The following government reports were selected by GovSpot.com editors as meaningful or noteworthy:
The Forum on Child and Family Statistics releases an annual report on the well-being of America’s children. In 2007, the study compared young people across 38 indicators, including family, economic, health, safety, education and behavior. Results were mixed, showing that on the positive side, there were more children living with at least one working parent, while on the other hand, the unmarried birth rate increased.
The government releases a report each year of indicators of the condition of U.S. children. America's Children 2006 reveals that there are 73 million children in the United States. The Forum on Child and Family Statistics measures indicators such as adolescent birth rates, teen smoking and immunization rates to get an overall picture of the nation's families and children.
Each month the United States Department of Agriculture releases the average cost of food at home. There are four levels with various individual ages and family sizes listed in terms of weekly and monthly cost.
By the time your child is 3, he should be turning pages one at a time and using 4- to 5-word sentences. This report by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities lays out developmental milestones in addition to height and weight. If problems are detected early, there is more that can be done to help children reach their full potential.