Statistics on Child and Family Well-Being
These resources provide State and national statistics on child and family well-being indicators, such as health, child care, education, income, and marriage. Data on the demographics of children, families, and the communities in which they live are also included.
Because time is needed to compile, analyze, and publish data, statistical publications often are released 2 or more years after the time period being analyzed. Information Gateway makes every effort to ensure the resources provided are the most current statistics available.
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (PDF - 2,540 KB)
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (2012)
Provides demographic information on the characteristics of America's children and reports findings on 41 indicators.
The American Family Assets Study
Search Institute (2012)
Introduces a new framework of Family Assets, which may include relationships, interactions, opportunities, and values that help families thrive. These assets are associated with positive outcomes for young teens and their parenting adults, explaining more of the differences in outcomes than many demographics and other individual and family characteristics explain.
Analyzing State Differences in Child Well-Being (PDF - 1987 KB)
O'Hare, Mather, & Dupuis (2012)
Examines the results of a comprehensive composite of State-level child well-being data modeled after the Foundation for Child Development's Child Well-Being Index.
Child Health USA
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Annual statistical report on populations who receive Title V funding: infants, children, adolescents, children with special health-care needs, and women of childbearing age. Also provides data on health status and health services use.
Child Trends DataBank
Provides national trends and research on more than 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being, including health, social and emotional development, income, education, family, and community demographics and characteristics.
Child and Youth Well-Being Index
Foundation for Child Development
Using indicators in seven key areas of child well-being, the index is a composite measure that makes it possible to analyze national trends over time.
Child Well-Being Spotlight: Children With Substantiated and Unsubstantiated Reports of Child Maltreatment Are at Similar Risk for Poor Outcomes (PDF - 147 KB)
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (2012)
Reports findings from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being indicating children with unsubstantiated reports of abuse or neglect experience the same risk of negative outcomes as children with substantiated reports.
Children of Immigrants in the Child Welfare System: Findings From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (PDF - 436 KB)
Dettlaf & Earner (2010)
Presents data concerning the characteristics, risk factors, and types of maltreatment involving children of immigrants in the child welfare system.
Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. See also: America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being.
Geography Matters: Child Well-Being in the States
Every Child Matters Education Fund
Offers a State-by-State map of child well-being indicators in areas such as fatalities, poverty, health insurance, teen births, prenatal care, child welfare spending, and more. A report also compares the top and bottom States on each indicator.
The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2007
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009)
Presents national and State-level data on measures of child health and well-being from the National Survey of Children's Health.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
National and State-by-State effort to track the status of children in the United States. Offers four systems for creating customized data reports:
- KIDS COUNT State-Level Data Online (includes the KIDS COUNT Data Book)
Contains State data for nearly 100 measures of child well-being.
- CLIKS: Community Level Information on Kids
State, regional, county, or community data from local health departments, human services agencies, and schools on measures of child health, safety, education, and economic security.
- KIDS COUNT Census Data Online
Custom 2000 Census data reports on more than 6,000 geographic areas.
- Right Start Data Online
Focuses on eight key measures of well-being for newborns in all 50 States and 55 large U.S. cities.
LINKS (Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully)
Online database offering details on evaluations of programs across various domains of child well-being that target children from birth to early adulthood.
National and State Fact Sheets
Child Welfare League of America (2010)
Summarizes statistics on America's most vulnerable children, including information on child abuse and neglect, poverty, child care, physical and mental health, and more.
National Center for Children in Poverty
Provides demographic data on low-income children and characteristics of low-income families.
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Nation's principal health statistics agency.