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2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which looks at child well-being in the United States. The new report features the latest data in multiple domains –  overall child well-being, economic well-being, education, health, and family and community – ranking every state from best to worst in each domain. In this year’s report, New Hampshire ranked first in the nation for overall child well-being.

The KIDS COUNT Data Book also tracks trends over time, illustrating whether conditions for children have improved, worsened or remained the same. The 2017 report notes improvement in indicators like parent employment and health insurance coverage, but warns that too many children still live in poverty and that there are significant gaps in well-being for African-American, American Indian and Hispanic children.

Citing examples of public programs that have brought about positive change in health and education outcomes, the Data Book calls for sound public policies that provide the support children and their families need.

The Data Book appendices include data tables list state ranks in each domain and accompanying indicators. The Data Book website features additional tools such as National and State data profiles, showing snapshots of the data for each state and auxiliary data tables for those who wish to dig deeper.  

View the KIDS COUNT Data Book.

Posted in Education & Early Learning, Family Income & Assets, Health & Wellness, Youth Development, Sports & Recreation

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