2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book (Press release)

Annie E. Casey Foundation – June 13, 2017

The Annie E. Casey Foundation urged policymakers not to back away from targeted investments that help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school and better positioned to contribute to the nation’s economy as adults. The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book also shows the child poverty rate in 2015 continued its drop, landing at 21%. In addition, children experienced gains in reading proficiency and a significant increase in the number of kids with health insurance. However, the data indicate that unacceptable levels of children living in poverty and in high-poverty neighborhoods persist.

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book: http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2017kidscountdatabook.pdf


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