KIDS COUNT Network Brainstorms Racial Equity Strategies

Nearly 200 child and youth advocates gathered in San Antonio earlier this fall to discuss race and ethnic equity during the annual convening of the KIDS COUNT network. The unique focus on race during this year’s conference allowed the advocates to deepen their knowledge of systemic and institutional racism while brainstorming strategies to take back to their communities.

December 11, 2016

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Tools and Tips for Collecting and Analyzing Racial and Ethnic Data

Access to racial and ethnic data provided by public institutions can often be too limited or too broad in scope to truly analyze inequities between children of color and their white counterparts. Alicia Van Orman, from the Population Reference Bureau, shared techniques for collecting publically-available data and disaggregating it by race during a webinar for the KIDS COUNT network.

December 7, 2016

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Child Poverty Declines After Peaking in 2011

After the Great Recession, the nation's child poverty rate increased steadily, peaking at 23% in 2011. Since then, the rate has been on a slow decline and, in 2015, reached its lowest level in five years, at which point one out of every five children lived in poverty.

September 16, 2016

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