• September 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 7

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New Kids Count Data Book Measures Child Well-Being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 20th annual Kids Count Data Book, which provides information on child well-being in all 50 States based on 10 key indicators and using data from 2006 and 2007.

Featured indicators for each State include the percentage of births to single mothers, the percentage of births to mothers with less than a high school education, the number of children 0-18 years old in households with incomes below the poverty level, and the percentage of young adults 18-24 years old who have not completed high school.

This year's Kids Count Data Book also features an essay on the importance of data to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

The Kids Count Data Book has its own website, with multimedia presentations about the data and the book, as well as quick links to such topics as State rankings.

Visit the 2009 Kids Count Data Book website:

http://datacenter.kidscount.org

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