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July 2002Vol. 3, No. 6Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children &Youth 2001

Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children & Youth 2001, an annual report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on trends in the well-being of the nation's children and youth is now available online. The report presents the most recent and reliable estimates of more than 80 indicators of well-being.

The report presents indicators that have been collected more than once over the past few years so that trends may be discerned. Where possible, trends are presented from the 1970s through 2000, and in some cases data from earlier years as well as future projections are provided.

The indicators have been organized into five broad areas:

  • Population, family, and neighborhood;
  • Economic security;
  • Health conditions and health care;
  • Social development and behavioral health; and
  • Education and achievement.

For each indicator, the report provides graphics that highlight key trends and important population subgroup differences and tables that provide more detailed information for the user. These are accompanied by text that concisely describes the importance of each indicator and highlights the most salient features of the data.

The complete report is available on the Web at

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For more information regarding the well-being of America's youth, see the article "Two New Reports From the Casey Foundation Consider Children's Well-Being" in this month's issue.