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View Resource The State of the World's Children 1996: 50th Anniversary Edition

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) has made its "The State of the World's Children 1996" available on the Internet. Included are sections on Children in War, Anti-War Agenda, Fifty Years for Children, and Regional Spotlight. Also included are statistical tables dealing with such variables as nutrition, health, education, basic indicators, demographic indicators, and women, among others. ...
View Resource National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect acquires, preserves and disseminates high quality datasets relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect. The Archive facilitates secondary analysis by distributing data in ready-to-use formats for microcomputers and mainframes, providing technical support to data users, and sponsoring training programs for researchers.
View Resource Convention on the Rights of the Child: Tenth Anniversary

November 20 marked the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child as an international human rights treaty. To mark the anniversary, UNICEF offers a number of resources. The highlight of these is an updated Guide to the Convention that traces the treaty's creation, its implications for the world's children, the full text, and a FAQ. Other offerings at the site...
View Resource The State of the World's Children 2000

This UNICEF State of the World's Children report (last reviewed in the December 11, 1998 Scout Report) includes an appeal for a new international coalition on behalf of children. The report also summarizes progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and the challenges that remain. Included in the report are a number of photographs, maps, tables, and a glossary. A summary, features (a...
View Resource By the Sweat & Toil of Children

A Congressionally-mandated series of annual reports on child labor, these reports from the US Department of Labor (DOL) examine child labor in sixteen developing nations around the world. The reports provide an overview of the types of work performed by the estimated 250 million child workers in these countries and their labor conditions. Also included is a review of child labor laws and...
View Resource Child Welfare Outcomes 1998: Annual Report

This report is the first in a series of annual reports from the Department of Health and Human Services required by the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA). The report "presents data on State performance in meeting the needs of children and families who come into contact with the child welfare system, focusing specifically on the "outcomes, or results, for these children." It also...
View Resource The State of the World's Children 2002

UNICEF has released this year's State of the World's Children report (the 2000 report is discussed in the December 17, 1999 Scout Report). As with previous reports, this year's covers progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and goals that have yet to be met. UNICEF tells us, for example, that since the summit, under-five mortality has dropped fourteen percent, but in sub-Saharan...
View Resource Employment Outcomes for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Published by the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall Center for Children, this research report provides data on employment outcomes of children who "aged out" of foster care --- exit foster care near or at their eighteenth birthday --- in California, Illinois, and South Carolina during the mid 1990s. The report discloses information on when these children begin to earn income, how long over a...
View Resource Child Trends

A nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families, Child Trends conducts research and evaluation studies in areas including teenage pregnancy and childbearing, the effects of welfare and poverty on children, and parenting issues such as family structure and processes. A "one-stop shop for the latest trends in child and youth well-being," this Web...
View Resource International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour

The aim of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour is "to work towards the progressive elimination of child labour by strengthening national capacities to address child labour problems, and by creating a worldwide movement to combat it." The prime target groups for the Programme are bonded child laborers, children in hazardous working conditions, working girls, and children...
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