A new report released this week by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (a.k.a. ChildStats.gov) summarizes how American children are faring using 41 key indicators offered through federal data sources.
This annual report, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2011, aims to depict “both the promises and the challenges confronting our Nation’s young people.” The report includes measures of child well being in seven areas: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
- Family structure data — married and single parents, and foreign-born parents (Also available on kidsdata.org)
- Adolescent birth rates (Also available on kidsdata.org)
- Child abuse rates (Also available on kidsdata.org)
- Children with working parents
- Health insurance coverage (Also available on kidsdata.org)
- Housing cost and adequacy (Also available on kidsdata.org)
- Adoption data
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