African-American, American Indian and Latino Children Have the Most Barriers to Success

Posted April 1, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Blog Children Have Barriersto Success 2014

Nation­al­ly, the Race for Results Index devel­oped by the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion shows that no racial group has all chil­dren meet­ing the rec­om­mend­ed mile­stones in the Unit­ed States. Using a sin­gle com­pos­ite score placed on a scale of one (low­est) to 1,000 (high­est), Asian and Pacif­ic Islander chil­dren score high­est at 776, fol­lowed by white chil­dren at 704. Scores for Lati­no (404), Amer­i­can Indi­an (387) and African-Amer­i­can (345) chil­dren are low­er, a pat­tern that holds true in most states. 

Accord­ing to the index, where chil­dren live mat­ters. Asian and Pacif­ic Islander chil­dren in Delaware (914) had the high­est score, while the low­est scores were among Amer­i­can Indi­an chil­dren in South Dako­ta (185). Scores vary across states for all groups, but the range of scores is widest for Amer­i­can Indi­an chil­dren. Scores for Lati­no chil­dren var­ied the least across states.

Vis­it the KIDS COUNT Data Cen­ter to explore data from Race for Results.

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