2017 Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

The 2017 Race for Results report measures children’s progress on the national and state levels in key education, health and economic milestones by racial and ethnic groups. It also explores  barriers that are preventing both children of color and children in immigrant families from connecting to opportunity in postrecession America and outlines recommendations for helping children in immigrant families secure the stability, economic resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

October 24, 2017

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2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Report

The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds the economic well-being of children improved in the past five years. Similarly, gains in child health continued. In this year’s report, New Hampshire ranked first among states for overall child well-being, followed by Massachusetts and Vermont. Louisiana, New Mexico and Mississippi were the three lowest-ranked states.

June 13, 2017

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2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Report

The 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the 27th edition of the annual report on child well-being, finds today's youth — Generation Z — are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition.

June 21, 2016

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Aligning Capital With Mission

Lessons from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Social Investment Program

Report

This report shares the results of an in-depth evaluation of Casey’s Social Investment Program. Readers will learn if the program is making a difference, the opportunities and challenges that impact investors commonly face, and what lessons the Foundation has learned in navigating the mission investing field.

May 1, 2016

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From Project to Platform

The Evolution of KIDS COUNT

Report

This report tells the story of how a single data book documenting child well-being measures turned into a mission-critical vehicle for the Casey Foundation in building bipartisan support for proven practice solutions and policy change.

March 17, 2016

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Every Kid Needs a Family

Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report underscores a simple fact about childhood: Family matters. Yet, today in America, 57,000 children are still living in group placements. Readers will learn about limiting the role of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together to enhance family-oriented services and supports. The end goal? Brighter futures — and loving families — for some of our country’s most vulnerable children. View the list of KIDS COUNT Outreach Partners, a network of organizations who help to promote KIDS COUNT data and its policy recommendations.

May 19, 2015

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Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

Brief

This KIDS COUNT data snapshot illustrates how outdated methods measuring poverty in the United States are giving an inaccurate picture of how families are really faring and what public programs are actually working. The brief introduces the more accurate Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). 

February 25, 2015

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Creating Opportunity for Families

A Two-Generation Approach

Report

Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Family: A Two-Generation Approach describes the Foundation’s two-generation approach, which calls for connecting families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty, and recommends ways to help equip families with what they need to thrive.

November 12, 2014

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2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

An annual report on how children are faring in the United States

Report

The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the 25th edition of the annual report on child well-being, finds that children in the United States continue have made gains in the areas of health, safety and education since 1990. As a result of the recession, however, the economic well-being of children remains a concern. 

July 22, 2014

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