Annie E. Casey Foundation
KIDS COUNT News
August 2011
 
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2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available: See How Your State Ranks in Child Well-Being
Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book provides information and data trends on the conditions of children and families in the United States. According to the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released on August 17, 2011, over the last decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low income children and families. The official child poverty rate increased by 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, essentially returning to the same level as the early 1990s. This increase means that 2.4 million more children are living below the federal poverty line. Data also reveal that in 2010, 11 percent of children had at least one unemployed parent and that 4 percent were affected by foreclosure between 2007 and 2009.

National and State Profiles Available Online
The KIDS COUNT Data Book includes access to national and state profiles that provide information on the 10 key indicators (in areas of health, education, economic well-being) and on how states rank on overall child well-being, providing a clear picture on where states have made improvements and where things have gotten worse. Download printer-friendly profiles of the U.S. and individual states on key indicators of child well-being.
Share and Access Data
Add data to your website or blog with the KIDS COUNT widget. The widget will provide your visitors with access to all the data found in the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Customize the widget to display data for your state. Learn more »
 
Embed one of our Data Book badges to your site to provide your visitors access to the 2011 Data Book and related resources as well as access to the Data Center. Learn more »
View Our Updated Mobile Site
All indicators currently found on the KIDS COUNT Data Center can be accessed quickly and easily anytime, anywhere. Next time you are away from your computer and need data on children and families, visit mobile.kidscount.org.
KIDS COUNT Data Center
The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides easy online access to hundreds of child well-being indicators in areas of education, employment and income, health, poverty, and youth risk factors. Data are available for the nation and for states, as well as for many cities, counties, and school districts. The Data Center offers multiple tools to customize and share information. Ranking, mapping, and graphing tools allow customization of data that can be shared and updated through social media and other web-based applications.
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KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children and families in the United States. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks for child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.


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