Youth and Work

Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

Policy Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report suggests that business, government, philanthropy and communities must come together to create opportunities and build a stronger workforce.

March 1, 2012

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The New KIDS COUNT Index


In 2012, the Annie E. Casey Foundation hit the refresh button on their longstanding, successful KIDS COUNT index. Learn what changed, why it matters and how the tool’s expanded scope is helping state-level advocates take an even sharper, deeper look at child welfare issues.    

July 1, 2012

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KIDS COUNT Data Center and Data Book


Our signature resources tracking the well-being of children over time and across states in order to provide high-quality, unbiased information and encourage action on behalf of kids and families. 

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A group of child advocacy and research organizations representing every state and using data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity. 

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Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities

Children Living in America's High-Poverty Communities


This data snapshot highlights newly available national, state and city data in the KIDS COUNT Data Center that shows a 25% increase in the number of children residing in areas of concentrated poverty since 2000.

February 1, 2012

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Why Income Inequality Hurts Kids and Families

Blog Post

The American Dream — the idea that anyone who is determined and works hard can get ahead — has long defined the promise of the United States. Yet the reality is that life chances for Americans are now determined to a significant degree by the wealth of our parents. The dream that hard work will lead to greater opportunity is increasingly challenging to realize.

March 11, 2014

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