2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Casey Foundation's 2020 KIDS COUNT® Data Book provides information on child well-being to help inform the work of the policymakers, researchers and advocates. Read the report here.

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2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Casey Foundation's 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book looks at how the child population has changed since 1990, as well as trends in child well-being over a recent period that saw continued improvement in economic well-being. Read the report to learn more.

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2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Casey Foundation's 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book looks at trends in child well-being over a recent period that saw continued improvement in economic well-being but mixed results in the areas of health, education and family and community factors.

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2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds the economic well-being of children improved in the past five years. Similarly, gains in child health continued. Learn which states had the best and lowest overall child well-being now.

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2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book finds Generation Z is healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition. Learn more here!

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2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book signals that the U.S. economy is finally starting to bounce back from the Great Recession. Learn more about how this recovery translates into changes in child and family well-being.

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2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Casey Foundation’s 2014 KIDS COUNT® Data Book marks 25 years of sharing national and state-level data on the well-being of children. This edition focuses on two major areas: 1) data from 1990 that show the major trends in child well-being; and 2) data from 2005 to 2012 that spotlight more recent trends and state rankings. Learn more about the well-being of children.

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The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Tracking 16 indicators of child well-being, the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds that children in the United States continue to make gains in the areas of education and health despite a growing poverty rate. This year’s Data Book also offers expanded coverage of America’s youngest children, adding to the ongoing national conversation on early childhood education. 

June 24, 2013

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The 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.

July 25, 2012

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The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

According to data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT ® Data Book, over the past decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low-income children and families. Data also reveal the impact of the job and foreclosure crisis on children. This year's message explores how children and families are faring in the wake of the recession and why it matters to help kids reach their full potential to become part of a robust economy and society. To find more information related to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, or to create your own customized maps, graphs, or charts, visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

January 1, 2011

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The 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

This 21st annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information on the conditions of America’s children and families. Find out how kids are doing on ten key indicators of child well-being.

January 1, 2010

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The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

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

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

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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The 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

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

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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