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2020 Kids Count Data Book looks at impact of ‘dual pandemics’ on Kentucky’s Children and Families

The 2020 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book examines the impacts of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racial injustice on children and families with data disaggregated by race/ethnicity. The 30th edition of this publication also features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the...

Kids Count Data Book highlights areas of continued need as state aims toward recovery from pandemic

Kentucky ranks 37th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the latest edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Kentucky’s measurable, but still inadequate, improvements were due in part to progress across several areas of economic well-being, child health coverage, teen births, and parental employment. Though Kentucky made progress...

Kentucky making strides in improving child well-being, according to 2018 KIDS COUNT data book

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service Kentucky is building momentum when it comes to improving the lives of children. The 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation examines key areas of child well-being and shows Kentucky is making strides in family economic well-being, child health coverage, teen births and parental education. Kentucky Youth Advocates Executive Director...