Information from The National Center for Children in Poverty – Columbia University
How are the little people in your state faring? How many are ‘at risk’ on these meaningful measures? This tool is not about abuse or neglect – just life well-being indicators that increase risk for a difficult life based on the factors presented at this site.
“The risk factors used in this tool are known to increase the chance of poor health, school, and developmental outcomes for young children. Economic hardship paired with any of the listed risk factors may indicate a greater chance of poor outcomes. Children with three or more risks are exceptionally vulnerable. Information about the prevalence of young children experiencing these risks can inform policies aimed at improving outcomes for vulnerable children and reducing the number of children experiencing early risks.”
This link covers demographics for older children, as well –
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