Our Statement on Ending DACA

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Today’s decision to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy effectively disrupts the futures of the nearly 800,000 young people who have called the United States home since childhood and represents an incredible loss for America.

September 5, 2017

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Rate of 2-Year-Olds Immunized Jumps 56% in Six Years

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month — and the latest immunization rates reported on the KIDS COUNT Data Center indicate that there’s cause to celebrate. That’s because 75% of 2-year-olds across the country were immunized in 2015.

August 16, 2017

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United States Sees Small Gains With Low Birthweight Babies

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In 2015, 8.1% of American babies — 320,869 infants — were born at a low birthweight. This statistic puts the United Sates on par with nations like Kenya, Iran, Uruguay and the United Republic of Tanzania, which have all reported a low birthweight rate of 8%.

July 27, 2017

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Another Look at Child Poverty: The Supplemental Poverty Measure

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In the United States, 17% of children — 12.5 million kids total — are living in poverty, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure. This statistic varies widely by state, with the rate of child poverty reported as three times higher in California (24%) versus Minnesota (8%).

July 27, 2017

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Nation’s Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

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In 2015, the nation’s teen birth rate dropped to an all-time low of 22 births per 1,000 teenage girls. In 1990, this rate was significantly higher at 60 births per 1,000 teenage girls.

July 27, 2017

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