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Health Insurance Coverage among Children Ages 3 and Younger and Their Parents: National and State Estimates
Urban Institute, December 2017, 44 pp.
Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), this brief finds that relatively few children ages 3 and younger were uninsured in 2015 nationally and in most states, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with increased coverage among both young children and their parents. However, 13.2 percent of the parents of young children were uninsured, higher than among parents of older children. Furthermore, nearly half of children ages 3 and younger--and over a fifth of their parents--were covered by Medicaid/CHIP in 2015; therefore, Medicaid/CHIP policy changes would have outsize effects on these families. more info >
Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America: National Estimates
Voices of Youth Count, November 2017, 16 pp.
This report highlights results from a national survey on unaccompanied youth homelessness in America. The study captures youth homelessness broadly, including sleeping on the streets, in shelters, running away, being kicked out, and couch surfing. Overall, findings show one in 10 young adults ages 18-25, and at least one in 30 adolescents ages 13-17, experience some form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over the course of a year. more info >
A Demographic and Economic Profile of Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin
Carsey School of Public Policy, August 2017, 6 pp.
This brief present a demographic and economic profile of Duluth, MN, and Superior, WI, with a specific focus on families with children.In both cities, poverty among families with children has increased substantially in the last 15 years. In St. Louis County—home of Duluth—families with low incomes have experienced declines in their income over the past 40 years, while income has grown for more well-off families. more info >
A Profile of Youth Poverty and Opportunity in Southwestern Minnesota
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, February 2017, 10 pp.
This report explores challenges and opportunities for youth in southwestern Minnesota. Data on various demographic, economic, educational, and social indicators are analyzed to gain a better understanding of the circumstances youth face and the opportunity available in the region. Wherever possible, conditions in southwestern Minnesota are compared to the state as a whole and to the entire nation. more info >
Chartbook: Trends in Rural Children’s Health and Access to Care
South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, January 2017, 16 pp.
This chartbook looks at the health status of rural and urban children from 2003–2012. Due principally to expansions in Medicaid eligibility, the national proportion of children who lacked health insurance declined during that time. The chartbook focuses on the demographics of rural children, their financial access to care, reported use of care, and parentally-reported health status. more info >
Toward A More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children
National Council of La Raza, September 2016, 52 pp.
This data book offers an overview of national and state-level trends in the characteristics and well-being of Hispanic children. It shows that while Latinos have made important gains in several key areas of well-being in the last decade, Hispanic youth continue to lag behind white youth on other key social and economic indicators. more info >
Without the Ties that Bind: Young Adults Who Lack Active Parental Relationships
Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, September 2016, 30 pp.
This study analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. It describes how common it is for young adults to lack active parental ties, identifies predictors of estrangement, and examines how individuals without parental ties are faring in adulthood. more info >
Overall Declines in Child Poverty Mask Relatively Stable Rates Across States
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, August 2016, 4 pp.
This research brief describes a decrease in child poverty rates between 2014 and 2015, based on data from the American Community Survey (ACS). more info >
The Changing Geography of Hispanic Children and Families
National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families, June 2016, 9 pp.
This brief describes the changing geography of Hispanics in the United States, including the key demographic drivers of theses changes. more info >
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, October 2014, 52 pp.
Presents the Race for Results Index, a collection of data presented by racial and ethnic groups and by state. Indicators address early childhood, academic achievement, teen parenting, higher education, and family characteristics. more info >
The State of America's Children
Children's Defense Fund, January 2014
A compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. Report is compiled annually. more info >
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections
Promotes high-quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Includes reports, data, a database of instruments, information on policies, and links to other resources. more info >
Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Presents data on disparities in the juvenile justice system. Data are available by state. more info >