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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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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Weathering the Recession

The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods

The recent financial crisis has shown the importance of asset building. This report sheds light on how families fared during the Great Recession, looking at those living in low-income neighborhoods who may see disproportionate effects from the crisis.

January 1, 2012

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Restoring Shared Prosperity

Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth

In looking at the Half in Ten campaign, this report considers the economic challenges facing families in the United States, and outlines a set of priorities for addressing these challenges.

October 1, 2011

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Rental Market Stresses

Impacts of the Great Recession on Affordability and Multifamily Lending

Despite record-high vacancy rates and falling rents in some areas, the Great Recession did little to halt the long-term erosion of rental housing affordability. The number of financially stressed renters has expanded, while affordable housing available to these households has shrunk.

July 1, 2011

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Shared Prosperity, Stronger Regions

An Agenda for Rebuilding America's Older Core Cities

This report explores the opportunities and challenges confronting older core cities by looking closely at five of them: Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

January 1, 2011

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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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