Child Tax Credit Options for Reducing Child Poverty
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Columbia Center on Poverty and Social Policy, November 2022, 3 pp.
One of a series of reports presents state Child Tax Credit options that would reduce state child poverty rates when coupled with existing federal law. more info >
Lessons from a Historic Decline in Child Poverty: Indicators on Children and Youth
Child Trends Data Bank, September 2022, 100 pp.
Describes the decline in child poverty in the past quarter century, looking particularly at the influence of federal anti-poverty programs on poverty and root causes of poverty among families with children. more info >
U.S. Child Poverty in 2021
First Focus, September 2022, 5 pp.
An examination of a historic decline in child poverty in 2021, due to significant but temporary investments made for children in the American Rescue Plan Act. Although such progress is unprecedented, the loss of improvements to the Child Tax Credit combined with high food costs and rising rents means that many families briefly lifted out of poverty will once again experience significant material hardship. more info >
Kids Count Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, August 2022, 50 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 >
The State of America's Children
Children's Defense Fund, December 2021, 86 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 2021
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 >
New Data Show One-in-Six Children Were Poor Before COVID-19 Pandemic
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, September 2020, 1 pp.
This research brief describes a decrease in child poverty rates between 2018 and 2019, based on data from the American Community Survey (ACS). 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 >
Preparing the Future Workforce: Early Care and Education Participation among Children of Immigrants
The Urban Institute, March 2019, 38 pp.
Children of immigrants will make up a critical share of our nation’s future workforce but are less likely than other children to participate in early education programs known to support school readiness and long-term productivity. This study describes the characteristics and enrollment of children of immigrants in early education programs. more info >
Many Children and Families are Impacted by Incomes Below Poverty in North Dakota
North Dakota Kids Count, March 2019, 2 pp.
This brief provides county-level data on poverty in North Dakota. more info >
Local Workforce Development Boards and Child Care: Insights from Five Site
Urban Institute, August 2018, 40 pp.
This report explores how workforce development programs can help address child care barriers and meet the needs of parents seeking education and training. 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 >
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 >
Children’s Experience with Parental Employment Insecurity and Family Income Inequality
Foundation for Child Development, February 2017, 20 pp.
Uses an Index of Parental Employment Insecurity to provide a more accurate picture of the economic health of families and reveal income insecurity among middle- and low-income parents. 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 >
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 >