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NCJ Number: 242943 Add to Shopping cart 
Title: America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013
Date Published: 2013
Page Count: 224
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Washington, DC 20503
Document: Agency Summary|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents key national indicators of child well-being for the year ending 2012.
Abstract: This report from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics presents data on key national indicators of child well-being for the year ending 2012. The report presents key indicators in seven areas: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Key findings from these seven areas include the following: in 2012, there were 73.7 million children ages 0-17 in the United States; 64 percent of these children lived with 2 married parents, a decrease of 1 percent from 2011; the percentage of children living with at least 1 foreign-born parent increased to 24 percent in 2012; in 2011, 22 percent of children ages 0-17 lived in poverty; about 66 percent of children lived in counties with measured levels of air pollution above the national recommended levels; and about 68 percent of high school graduates enrolled immediately in either a 2-year or 4-year college in 2011. The data for these seven areas was obtained from various Federal agencies. The seven domains have been identified as important indicators of a child’s well-being that can significantly influence the likelihood that the child will grow into a well-educated, economically secure, productive, and healthy adult. The key indicators were chosen for this report because they meet the following criteria: easy to understand, objectively based, balanced, measured regularly, and representative of large segments of the population. Tables, figures, appendixes
Main Term(s): Assessment (child health and welfare)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child development; Child welfare; Children at risk; National programs; Surveys
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