Pregnancy and Fertility

Census Bureau
The Fertility of American Women report provides information on number of children born and characteristics of mothers. Data is compiled from the Current Population Survey, Survey of Income and Program Participation, and the American Community Survey.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Survey of Family Growth
This CDC survey gathers information on family life, marriage and divorce, pregnancy, infertility, use of contraception, and men's and women's health. Includes relevant reports and publications, key statistics section for quick facts and tables, questionnaires, datasets, and a bibliography of publications using survey data.

National Vital Statistics System - Birth Data
Publications, reports and dataset information from the federal collection program.
Please go to the Vital Statistics tab of this research guide for additional resources.

Reproductive Health - Data and Statistics
This page provides a comprehensive list of links to relevant CDC resources such as the Interactive Atlas of Reproductive Health and the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Topical links are available to issues such as abortion, maternal health, tobacco use, and more.

The Guttmacher Institute
Guttmacher is a public policy institute for sexual and reproductive health in the U.S. and worldwide. Reports are available on pregnancy and other related topics. Also includes a custom table maker and state reports.

March of Dimes
This non-profit organization is dedicated to the health of mothers and children. Its PeriStats service provides graphs, maps, quick stats and state summaries of maternal and infant health indicators. Some county and city data is available.

Power to Decide
This organization's National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reports national and state-level data on teen pregnancies and sexual health.

Marriage and Divorce

US Census Bureau
American’s Families and Living Arrangements provides information on marriages. Formerly Marital Status and Living Arrangements.

The Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study
The Fragile Families and Child Well-Being Study follows a cohort of nearly 5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000 (roughly three-quarters of whom were born to unmarried parents). "Fragile families" are families of unmarried parents and their children at greater risk of breaking up and living in poverty than more traditional families. A joint effort by Princeton and Columbia Universities.