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New Child Poverty Data Illustrate the Powerful Impact of America’s Safety Net Programs

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the official poverty measure and 2020 Supplemental Poverty Measure. These numbers provide an early look at how the pandemic has impacted life — and childhood — across the country.

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2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. We rank states on overall child well-being and in four domains.

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Race for Results

The new Race for Results Index compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

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The First Eight

A child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.