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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 >

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2016, 60 pp.
Reports data on a set of indicators of child well-being. Indicators included are in the categories of family and social environment, economic categories, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. This is an annual report.   more info >

Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2016, 60 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years.   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 >

Poverty and Child Health in the United States
April 2016, 16 pp.
Almost half of young children in the United States live in poverty or near poverty. Poverty and related social determinants of health can lead to adverse health outcomes in childhood and across the life course, negatively affecting physical health, socio-emotional development, and educational achievement. This report consists of a policy statement and a technical report describing current knowledge on child poverty and the mechanisms by which poverty influences the health and well-being of children.   more info >

Web sites

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 >

diversitydatakids.org
Presents measures of child wellbeing and policy analysis for states, counties, large cities, and metropolitan areas.   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 >

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