The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

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This 20th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information on the conditions of America’s children and families. The 2009 Data Book essay calls for improvements to the nation’s ability to design and evaluate programs aimed at the needs of children and families living in poverty.

January 1, 2009

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The 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

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This 19th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information on the conditions of America’s children and families. The 2008 Data Book essay looks at ways to reduce unnecessary detention and incarceration and increase opportunities for youth development and community safety.

January 1, 2008

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The 2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

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This 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information and statistical trends on the conditions of America’s children and families. New this year is information on child well-being in Puerto Rico. This year’s essay examines the child welfare system and challenges the country to make lifelong connections for children and youth in foster care a national priority. The essay also focuses on the 726,000 children who spend time in foster care each year and what can be done to build and strengthen family relationships.

January 1, 2007

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Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed

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This KIDS COUNT Data Book essay explores a common type of child care known as family, friend, and neighbor care. It shares real-world initiatives and expert advice aimed at strengthening this child care option.

February 14, 2006

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The 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

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The 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book focuses on the needs and conditions of America's most disadvantaged children and families, as well as statistical trends. The 2006 edition essay focuses on improving early childhood development opportunities for young children living in low-income neighborhoods and the impact that family, friend and neighbor care has on improving outcomes for children.

January 1, 2006

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The 2005 KIDS COUNT Data Book

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This KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a state-by-state statistical portrait of the educational, health, and economic conditions of American children. The essay examines four employment barriers that policymakers and others consider among the most difficult to overcome: substance abuse, domestic violence, a history of incarceration and depression.

January 1, 2005

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