The State of America's Children
Children's Defense Fund, December 2020, 80 pp.
A compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. Report is compiled annually. more info >
Children in the States Factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, September 2020
Fact sheets for each state that provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk. more info >
North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, October 2019, 219 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors. more info >
Many Children and Families are Impacted by Incomes Below Poverty in North Dakota
North Dakota Kids Count, June 2018, 4 pp.
This brief provides county-level data on poverty in North Dakota. more info >
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, October 2017, 52 pp.
Presents the Race for Results Index, a collection of data presented by racial and ethnic groups and by state. Indicators address early childhood, academic achievement, teen parenting, higher education, and family characteristics. more info >
Children in Poverty: Indicators on Children and Youth
Child Trends Data Bank, September 2017, 17 pp.
Describes trends in child poverty with particular emphasis on differences by age, race and Hispanic origin, and family structure. more info >
Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2017, 68 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. more info >
Financial Causes and Consequences of Child Maltreatment
Institute for Research on Poverty, May 2017, 2 pp.
Child maltreatment happens in all kinds of families, but low income is the most consistent predictor. New research goes beyond association to reveal a causal relationship between poverty and child maltreatment, showing that poverty exists as both a cause and consequence of child abuse and neglect. This brief describes the latest statistics on child maltreatment as reported to child protective services (CPS) agencies and goes on to highlight these related findings. more info >
Toward A More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children
National Council of La Raza, September 2016, 52 pp.
This data book offers an overview of national and state-level trends in the characteristics and well-being of Hispanic children. It shows that while Latinos have made important gains in several key areas of well-being in the last decade, Hispanic youth continue to lag behind white youth on other key social and economic indicators. more info >
Overall Declines in Child Poverty Mask Relatively Stable Rates Across States
Carsey School of Public Policy, September 2016, 4 pp.
This report uses Census data to examine child poverty rates. From 2014 and 2015, child poverty declined nationwide across rural areas, suburbs and cities. However, nationwide child poverty rates are still higher than they were in 2009, at the end of the Great Recession. more info >
Overall Declines in Child Poverty Mask Relatively Stable Rates Across States
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, August 2016, 4 pp.
This research brief describes a decrease in child poverty rates between 2014 and 2015, based on data from the American Community Survey (ACS). more info >
North Dakota Children Benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit
North Dakota Kids Count, March 2016, 2 pp.
Details the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit in North Dakota by county. more info >
Child Poverty Higher and More Persistent in Rural America
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, February 2016, 8 pp.
This brief looks at the incidence of high child poverty over the past three decades and at the places where such high child poverty has persisted for all of those decade. It shows that the incidence of high child poverty is growing nationwide and that rural America includes a disproportionate share of children living in poverty. more info >
Parenting in America
Pew Research Center, December 2015, 104 pp.
A new research survey on American families reveals stark parenting divides linked to economic circumstances and changing family structure. For lower-income parents, financial instability can limit their children's access to a safe environment and enrichment activities. more info >
High Quality Child Care is Out of Reach for Working Families
Economic Policy Institute, October 2015, 13 pp.
This paper uses a number of benchmarks to gauge the affordability of child care across the country, and compares child care costs to state minimum wages and public college tuition. Finally, to determine how child care costs differ by location and family composition, the paper reconstructs budgets for two-parent, two-child families in 10 locations to include the higher cost of infant care, compares these families' child care costs to those of families without infants, and compares costs for both family types with metro area median incomes. more info >
Although Child Poverty Declined in 2014, Persistent Racial and Ethnic Disadvantages Remain
Carsey School of Public Policy, September 2015, 6 pp.
Poverty data from the American Community Survey were released on September 17, 2015, allowing a detailed examination of poverty in 2014 across the United States. This brief discusses changes in child poverty between 2013 and 2014 and since 2009, just after the Great Recession ended. more info >
Child and Well-Being Index
Foundation for Child Development, December 2013, 24 pp.
Annual report on the well-being of children in the U.S. Includes data on economic well-being, health, safe/risky behavior, educational attainment, community engagement, social relationships, and emotional/spiritual well-being. more info >
America's Children in Poverty: A New Look at Who's Poor Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December 2013, 23 pp.
Examines child poverty using two poverty measures and explores how the different measures enhance understanding of child poverty. more info >
The Negative Effects of Instability on Child Development: A Research Synthesis
Urban Institute, September 2013, 57 pp.
This paper reviews and synthesizes research on five areas of instability: family income, parental employment, family structure, housing and the out-of-home contexts of school and child care. It also discusses some of the key pathways through which instability may affect child development and recommendations for policy and practice to alleviate instability's impact. more info >
Over Sixteen Million Children in Poverty in 2011
The Carsey Institute, September 2012, 8 pp.
Child poverty data from the American Community Survey. Data are presented for the United States, regions, and states. more info >
Immigrant Children: The Future of Children Spring 2011
The Brookings Institution and Princeton University, March 2011, 270 pp.
Includes a variety of articles that look at the well-being of immigrant children and what can be done to improve their educational attainment, health, social and cognitive development, and long-term prospects for economic mobility. more info >
Young Children of Immigrants: The Leading Edge of America's Future
The Urban Institute, August 2010, 14 pp.
Highlights information about children 0-8 growing up in immigrant families in the United States, including immigration trends, impact on schools, and parental and family characteristics. more info >