Check out the following resource links for research and information on poverty, children and families.
Kids Count, through the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides data, policy recommendations, and tools to advance sound policies that benefit children and families. Resources include:
- Early Reading Proficiencies in the US
- The First Eight Years
- Why Income Inequality Hurts Kids and Families
- A Collection of Juvenile Justice Resources
National Center for Children in Poverty provides data tools, state profiles, topic areas, and news updates related to children and families. Resources include:
- Basic Needs Budget Calculator
- Young Child Risk Calculator
- Family Resource Simulator (illustrates the impact of “work supports” on the budget of a hypothetical family to see how family resources and expenses change as earnings increase)
- 50-State Demographics Wizard (creates custom tables of national and state-level statistics about low-income or poor children)
- 50-State Policy Tracker (identifying policy dimensions related to topics like child care, family leave, minimum wage, and tax credits)
Child Trends conducts research and shares findings with practitioners and policymakers. Their LINKS (Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully) Synthesis turns information from their research database into fact sheets by three categories: Program Population (e.g., Latino/Hispanic, Older Youth), Program Outcome (e.g., Socio-Emotional Difficulties, Early Language and Literacy, Obesity) and Program Approach (e.g., Home Visiting, Parent Involvement, Summer Learning).