High school students experience physical abuse from a dating partner each year
Research also shows that the birth of a child, establishing a child support order, and enforcement activity can trigger violence. See National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to help.
Young adult couples report some type of relationship violence
Check out Child Trends' research brief, Relationship Violence Among Young Adult Couples, for a description of the study.
Overall poverty rate in 2011
That's 46.2 million people—statistically unchanged from 15.1 percent in 2010. The poverty rate of children living in single female-headed families was 47.6 percent, over four times the rate of children in married-couple families (10.9 percent). See the Census report.
Of young men between ages 12 and 16 in 1996 became fathers before turning 20
According to new estimates from the Child Trends Research Brief, which presents some information about characteristics of teen fathers at the birth of their first child.
Nationwide are mothers of minor children, according to the National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women. A recent publication reveals ten truths that matter when working with "justice involved" women.
Average monthly child support payment
Or $5,150 per year, according to Support Providers: 2010, the new Census Bureau statistics in the Survey of Income and Program Participation.
Poverty rate when single mothers are fully employed
A decrease from 40.7% for all single-mother families, which are nearly five times as likely to be poor than married-couple families, says the Center for American Progress in a new report.
Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013
Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013
Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013
Of active duty members are parents
And 43% of Reserve and National Guard members are parents. See the OCSE trainer guide Working with the Military on Child Support Matters.
For 24 million children who live without their biological father in the home
That's 1 out of 3 children. See the National Fatherhood Initiative blog to learn more about the Census Bureau’s findings.
Unmarried grandparents raising a grandchild
Find the data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.
About half the states have more than 10,000 veterans in their child support caseload
Learn more from the OCSE fact sheet Veterans in the Child Support Caseload.
The number of hits to our website in the past year
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Of total child support collections in FY 2012 were from income withholding
Income withholding increased by 3 percent, to $22.9 billion. See the OCSE FY 2012 Preliminary Report for details.