Monday, July 25, 2011

State of America’s Children: A New Report

The Children’s Defense Fund recently released their annual State of America’s Children report. The interactive report includes both national and state data on a range of indicators related to children including: population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. In addition to data, the report includes key facts and information related to the current experiences of children across the country, and addresses the disparate rates of risks and outcomes experienced by children of color. The report includes recommended actions and concludes that investing in our children and their families in critical. This report is a great tool for policymakers interested in impacting issues of child and family poverty and provides detailed information on a range of important issues.

For more data on children and families visit PolicyforResults’ Data Center.