Indicators

Indicators

Child Trends develops and promotes indicators of child well-being used by researchers and policymakers to better understand children and youth and provide the means for assessing our shared accountability, as a nation, for their welfare. The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on both risks and positive development for children. We also conduct in-depth reviews of subpopulations of children and youth – for example, children in adoptive families, infants and toddlers, and children in a particular region or jurisdiction.

For Venture Philanthropy Partners, Child Trends reported on the well-being of children and youth in the Washington, D.C. metro region.  Capital Kids: Shared Responsibility, Shared Future.

 

Featured Publications

Do Parents Feel More Aggravated These Days? Parental Aggravation in the U.S., 1997-2012

Mar 2014 | David Murphey; Tawana Bandy; Kristin Moore; P. Mae Cooper

In this research brief, Child Trends examines data on parental aggravation collected from two nationally representative surveys: the National Survey of America’s Families (NSAF), fielded in 1997, 1999, and 2002; and the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), fielded in 2003, 2007, and 2011/12. Researchers are able to examine national trends and trends for 13 states over a 15-year period, and trends for 38 states (including the District of Columbia) over a nine-year period.

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A Fifteen-Year (1997-2012) Profile of Children’s Overall Health: National and State Estimates, By Family Income Level

Mar 2014 | David Murphey; Tawana Bandy; Kristin Anderson Moore; P. Mae Cooper

This research brief estimates the proportion of children reported by parents to be in “very good” or “excellent” health, between 1997 and 2012. It examines trends in health status for children ages birth through 17, nationally and across states, and across family income-levels.

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Child Indicator Winter 2014

Mar 2014 | David Murphey

The goal of The Child Indicator is to communicate major developments and new resources within each sector of the child and youth indicators field to the larger community of interested users, researchers, and data developers on a regular basis. By promoting the efficient sharing of knowledge, ideas, and resources, The Child Indicator seeks to advance understanding within the child and youth indicators community and to make all of its members more effective in their work.

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The Youngest Illinoisans: A Statistical Look at Infants and Toddlers in Illinois

Jan 2014 | David Murphey; Mae Cooper; Nicole Forry

This is a demographic portrait of the nearly half-a-million infants and toddlers in Illinois. If you're interested in having us develop a similar report for your state, contact David Murphey at dmurphey@childtrends.org.

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