L/SFR Sneak Preview: Report Finds Child Well-Being Indicators a Mixed Bag

August 30, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

(This post is excerpted from a story in the Sept. 5 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The past two decades have brought both tremendous progress and periodic setbacks in child well-being at national, state and local levels, according to a recent report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. With economic insecurity rising, the need is greater than ever for services for low-income children, even as federal, state and local budgets tighten.

The 2011 Kids Count Data Book found that economic challenges have fueled a decline in well-being for children, particularly those in low-income families, and that there are racial discrepancies in how families have been impacted by economic and social trends, which vary greatly from state to state.

For more about the Kids Count findings subscribers to L/SFR should refer to their Sept. 5 issue.

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