Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

This snapshot shares the latest data — for the nation and each state — on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic location and race and ethnicity, that shape a child’s risk of living in concentrated poverty. Click here to learn more about children living in concentrated poverty.

September 24, 2019

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Keeping Kids in Families

Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement

In this data snapshot, the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines how placements for young people in foster care have changed from 2007 to 2017. Using data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Casey finds that child welfare systems are doing a better job of placing kids in families. At the same time, racial disparities persist for kids of all ages and progress eludes teens in care.

April 2, 2019

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Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

This KIDS COUNT data snapshot illustrates how outdated methods measuring poverty in the United States are giving an inaccurate picture of how families are really faring and what public programs are actually working. The brief introduces the more accurate Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). 

February 25, 2015

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Early Reading Proficiency in the United States

A KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

Although reading proficiency rates have improved for most demographic groups over the past decade, large disparities still exist. This KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot provides an update on how fourth graders are faring in reading. 

January 29, 2014

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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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KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot on Foster Care Placement

This Data Snapshot highlights newly available data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center marking the progress made by many states to increase the rates of children in foster care who are living with families and decrease the rates of those placed in institutions or group homes. The data also show that the type of foster care placement varies depending on the age of the child as well as the state of residence.

May 1, 2011

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Teen Motherhood at Record Low in United States

Data Snapshot Number 2

This report — part of the KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot series — shares the latest statistics on teen pregnancy in the United States. It tells how teen birth rates differ by location and race and how the number of teen mothers in America has decreased over time. 

September 3, 2006

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A Snapshot of Children on the San Diego-Mexico Border

This report — part of the KIDS COUNT Snapshot series — looks at life in San Diego County’s border communities. These areas are home to higher proportions of Mexican immigrants and Latinos who face distinct challenges such as language barriers, higher child poverty rates and higher teen birth rates compared to other communities in the county.

July 31, 2006

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A Snapshot of Children Living on Mexico’s Northern Border

Border Kids Count

This report — part of the KIDS COUNT Snapshot series — takes a quick look at what life is like for the 2 million children living in Mexico’s northern border region. It shares statistics on child well-being measures in a range of areas, including migration and safety, living conditions, family economic well-being, education, health and more. The goal? Jumpstart data-driven discussions and informed decision making to promote well-being within these unique communities. 

July 31, 2006

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A Snapshot of Children on the Texas Border

This four-page Kids Count snapshot spotlights what life is like for children on the Texas border. Readers will review the longstanding challenges facing Texas border residents and learn about new opportunities and key indicators for child well-being in these communities.

March 7, 2004

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