Mar 2014 |
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.
Jan 2014 |
Illinois’ youngest children—nearly half-a-million infants and toddlers—are at the leading edge of a demographic transformation. They herald a state, and a nation, more diverse with respect to race/ethnicity, country of origin, language, and family type than at any time in recent history. Yet, this is a generation notable for marked inequities, with disturbing proportions facing severe disadvantage that imposes both immediate and lasting threats to well-being. Significant numbers are born into families without the financial resources to promote their development; disparities by race and Hispanic origin persist; public policy responses have been slow to materialize and, where they exist, often serve only a fraction of the children in need.
Nov 2013 |
This report, commissioned by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, focuses on infants and toddlers, their parents, communities, and the resources that exist to support them. This generation is more diverse than any in recent history, yet it is characterized by multiple inequities.
Oct 2013 |
In this issue: America’s families and living arrangements, Key national indicators of well-being, Report on federal education policy, Separate and unequal, Young adults living with parents, What makes indicators successful, Children’s Society (UK) report, and more.