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KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being


The KIDS COUNT Data Book has been examining the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children for more than a quarter century. In 2018, the annual study ranked Connecticut seventh in the nation for the overall well-being of its children. The state ranked seventh in children’s health and third in youth education. The report shows approximately 13 percent of Connecticut children live in poverty while 26 percent of the state’s children were part of families in which no parent had secure employment.

The Casey Foundation recommends expanding access to high-quality Pre-K and early childhood services so that all children are prepared to succeed in school, as well as increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income workers and providing paid family leave to help families balance their obligations at home and in the workplace.

Connecticut's full profile from the 2018 report is available at http://www.aecf.org/m/databook/2018KC_profiles_CT.pdf

Citation for Most Recent Report

The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2018). KIDS COUNT 2018 Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being. Baltimore, MD: The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2018kidscountdatabook-2018.pdf.