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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 2017, the annual study ranked Connecticut sixth in the nation for the overall well-being of its children. The state ranked third in children’s health and fourth in youth education. The report shows approximately 15 percent of Connecticut children live in poverty, up two percent since 2010. Twenty-seven percent of the state’s children were part of families in which no parent had secure employment, a one-percent decrease from 2010. 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 2017 report is available at http://www.aecf.org/m/databook/2017KC_profiles_CT.pdf.

Citations

The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2017). KIDS COUNT 2017 Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being. Baltimore, MD: The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2017kidscountdatabook.pdf.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2016). KIDS COUNT 2016 Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being. Baltimore, MD: The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-the2016kidscountdatabook-2016.pdf.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2015). KIDS COUNT 2015 Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being. Baltimore, MD: The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2015kidscountdatabook-2015.pdf.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2014). KIDS COUNT 2014 Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being. Baltimore, MD: The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.aecf.org/m/resourcedoc/aecf-2014kidscountdatabook-2014.pdf.