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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018

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Date Published
September 2018
39 pages
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum), a collaboration among 23 federal agencies, presents its annual report of statistical data pertinent to the well-being of the nation's children.
This report uses both established and previously untapped data sources that characterize vulnerable children across several of the domains included in the Forum's conceptual framework. The measures included provide emerging insight on children who face special and heightened risks to their well-being. Each section of the report addresses why the measure of at-risk children is important and presents information on characteristics of the population of at-risk children. In addition to providing descriptive information on trends in the size of the nation's population ages 0 to 17, this year's report provides data on poverty and extreme poverty; health insurance continuity; homelessness; exposure to violence; prescription opioid misuse and use disorders; and residential placement of juveniles. These data are placed in the broad domains of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, and behavior. 12 figures and 1 exhibit

Date Published: September 1, 2018