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

Child Indicator Fall 2014

Oct 2014 | David Murphey

In this issue: Modeling the Life Course; Safeguarding Student Data; One U.S. Birth Certificate; America’s Young Adults - Adolescents and Young Adult Health; Undercounting Children; RBA in Vermont; Child Care in Europe; Generation 2030; Civic Engagement and Social Cohesion; Data-Based Child Advocacy; Confidentially...; Happy Birthday, KIDS COUNT!; National Children’s Study: New Recommendations

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Child Indicator Spring 2014

Jun 2014 | David Murphey

The spring edition of the Child Indicator Newsletter reports on new conceptualizations of children's health, the Department of Education's civil rights data collection, and more.

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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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