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How much do you know about the state of America's children?
The State of America’s Children Handbook provides key national information in a range of areas, as well as state tables showing how children in your state are faring and how your state compares to other states in protecting children. A more comprehensive version will be posted on the web as new data becomes available later this year as part our State of America's Children annual report.
The economic crisis of the last five years has pushed Hispanic and Black children and youth deeper and deeper into an abyss of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. CDF's report, “Portrait of Inequality 2012”, shows the gross inequalities facing Hispanic and Black children compared to White children, across all critical indicators of wellbeing. Download Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Hispanic Children in America and Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Black Children in America.
The State of America's Children 2011 finds children have fallen further behind in many of the leading indicators over the past year as the country slowly climbs out of the recession. This is a comprehensive compilation and analysis of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. The report provides key child data showing alarming numbers of children at risk: children are the poorest age group with 15.5 million children—one in every five children in America—living in poverty, and more than 60 percent of fourth, eighth and 12th grade public school students are reading or doing math below grade level.