KIDS COUNT, a project facilitated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, tracks the wellbeing of children in the United States by providing high-quality data and trend analysis through its KIDS COUNT Data Center. The Foundation strives to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children’s issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens. KIDS COUNT has over 50 state organizations across the country that provide state and local data as well as publications providing insights into trends affecting child and family well-being. Through the National KIDS COUNT Project, the Annie E. Casey Foundation develops and distributes reports on important well-being issues. The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an example.
The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual ranking of states on 16 key measures of child well-being. The Data Book also highlights important trends, such as the growing issue of income inequality or the improving health and educational achievement of U.S. students.
The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released June 12th, 2017. Take a look at the 2017 Georgia Profile below.
Profiles from previous years: