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.
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 index modeled after the Foundation for Child Development's Child Well-Being Index.
Child and Youth Well-Being Index Report (PDF - 3,451 KB)
Foundation for Child Development (2014)
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.
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.
The Nation’s Children (PDF - 345 KB)
Child Welfare League of America (2020)
Summarizes statistics on America's most vulnerable children and includes information on child abuse and neglect, poverty, child care, physical and mental health, and more.
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.
KIDS COUNT Data Center
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Offers data on more than 100 child well-being indicators on the national, State, and local level. Also includes the KIDS COUNT Data Book, which provides information and State rankings of performance on multiple child well-being indicators.
Online database offering details on evaluations of programs across various domains of child well-being that target children from birth to early adulthood.