Jul 30, 2018
The Annie E. Casey Foundation tracks how well the United
States takes care of its kids, using its "Kids Count" data book, in
which it annually ranks states on overall child wellbeing. The Kids
Count index does that by using four domains to capture what
children need most to thrive: economic wellbeing, education,
health, and family and community. Now, each of those domains
includes four indicators that represent the best available data to
measure the status of child wellbeing at the state and national
levels. In the first of a two-part series, Perspective
will examine what the "Kids Count Data Book" says about how
Americans are currently taking care of their
Guest: Laura Speer, associate director for policy reform and
advocacy at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and one of the authors
of the Kids Count data report.
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