2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the U.S.'s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. This year’s Data Book uses an updated index of 16 indicators of child well-being, organized into four categories: Economic Well-Being, Health, Education, and Family and Community. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.
- Read the Data Book
- Purchase the Data Book through the iTunes Store as a free app for the iPad
- See national and state profiles on key indicators of child well-being
- Find out how your state ranks
- View regional and state rankings quickly with the interactive KIDS COUNT data wheel
- Read about the new Data Book methodology