KIDS COUNT: Promoting Opportunity for the Next Generation
Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation publishes its cross-cutting, comprehensive Data Book that looks at how children and youth are doing on a range of indicators nationally and in each state. This year's data show some gains in health, and some worrisome losses when it comes to poverty and family income.
This year’s Data Book essay, "America’s Children, America’s Challenge: Promoting Opportunity for the Next Generation," explores how kids and families are faring in the wake of the recession and why it’s important to help children reach their full potential and become part of a robust economy and society.
How Does Your State Compare?
The Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center provides a plethora of resources about America's children in states and across states. Also read what Annie E. Casey Foundation CEO Patrick McCarthy has to say about these numbers in an exclusive commentary.