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North Dakota and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
According to the
2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book, North Dakota ranked 11th among the 50 states in overall child well-being.
On the Ground in North Dakota
A group of state-based child advocacy and research organizations that use data to promote smart policies on issues ranging from child welfare and juvenile justice to education and economic opportunity.
Four out of the last five years, the
KIDS COUNT Data Book has ranked North Dakota first and Mississippi last in economic well-being. These rankings suggest contrasting landscapes of economic opportunity and stability.
In 2015, the last full year that data is available, 12% of all youth between the ages of 16 and 24 weren’t in school or working.
When it comes to child well-being, the research is clear: Family finances matter. Poverty can impede a child’s ability to learn and contribute to social, emotional and behavioral problems. In total, 31 million kids— 43% of the nation’s children — now live in families that are low-income.
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.
An Update on Juvenile Correctional Facility Violence
This report introduces new evidence on the widespread violence in juvenile detention centers. Learn more about the uncovered problems with juvenile detention centers in 39 states now.
Recent data show that more than 1 in 5 U.S. children lived in homes that were food insecure at some point during the year.
This report is a series of 50 state-specific papers providing information about the status of immigrant families in each state.
Ten leaders from across the country have been named to the 2003 class of the Children and Family Fellowship.
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