2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book Reports Child Poverty Still on the Rise
APDU joins the Annie E. Casey Foundation in raising awareness about how America’s children are faring. Tracking 16 indicators of child well-being, the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds that children in the United States continue to make gains in the areas of education and health despite a growing poverty rate. Adding to the ongoing national conversation on early childhood education, the latest Data Book offers expanded coverage of America’s youngest children. New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts ranked highest for overall child well-being in the report, with Nevada, Mississippi and Mexico ranked lowest. In conjunction with the release of this annual report, the Foundation launched an improved and more user-friendly KIDS COUNT Data Center.