Quick Facts

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      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.

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      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.

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      40,000

      Income withholding orders sent to employers electronically every month

      A number that’s rising as more states and employers join the electronic exchange and see cost savings and, most importantly, increased collections.

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      15%

      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.

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      47 Million

      Women with access to new prevention-related services without paying more

      Eight new services are available under the health care law, explains HHS Secretary Sebelius in her recent blog.  See all 22 covered services for women

    • Father lecturing teen boy with mother in background
      9%

      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.

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      66,000

      Incarcerated women

      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.

    • Mother with back towards camera holding sleeping baby
      $430

      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.

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      14%

      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.