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Kids Count Data Book 2012: State Trends in Child Well-Being

2012, Annie E. Casey Foundation: Since 1990, KIDS COUNT has ranked states annually on overall child well-being using an index of 10 indicators. Over time, we changed some of the indicators to replace weaker measures with stronger ones, but the overall scope of the list remained consistent. In this year’s Data Book, we have updated our index to take advantage of these advances in knowledge and the availability of new state-level data to create a more robust tool to better serve the needs of the field. Reliable state-level measures of childhood mental health, juvenile justice involvement and child maltreatment are either not regularly collected or are not collected in a sufficiently comparable form for inclusion in this index. Link to pdf Data Book

America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012

Each year since 1997, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has published a report on the well-being of children and families. Pending data availability, the Forum updates all 41 indicators annually on its Web site (http://childstats.gov) and alternates publishing a detailed report, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, with a summary version that highlights selected indicators. The America’s Children series makes Federal data on children and families available in a nontechnical, easy-to-use format in order to stimulate discussion among data providers, policymakers, and the public. Link to Report on ChildStats Web Site; Link to pdf Report