MassBudget is home to KIDS COUNT in Massachusetts, a national and state-by-state effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track and improve the well-being of children across the United States.
2014 KIDS COUNT Data BookJuly 22, 2014
Children have a greater opportunity to thrive and succeed in Massachusetts than in any other state, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Because of our Commonwealth’s long record of making effective investments in the education and health of our children, they lead the nation in educational achievement and are less likely to be without health insurance than children in any other state. Nonetheless, one in seven Massachusetts children lives in poverty. While that’s better than the national rate of about one in five, it’s not a number to be proud of, and we have much work to do to provide every child with a real opportunity to succeed.
Building a Foundation for SuccessApril 7, 2014
Early education and care has wide ranging benefits for children, parents and the economy. This report identifies the number of 3 and 4 year olds currently receiving no public support for their early education and care, and then examines options that range from covering all lower income children through our existing early education and care system to educating all three and four year olds in our public schools.
From the time our children are born, we imagine a bright future for them: a solid foundation of education and development in their early years, excellent health care, high school graduation, a good college education and a career path that launches them toward lifelong achievement and economic self-sufficiency. As parents, nothing will stop us from doing everything within our power to make that happen. And as Americans, our concern extends beyond our own doorsteps.
One of the most important things we do through our government is help children grow and thrive. MassBudget's Children's Budget provides information and analysis of the many programs in the Massachusetts state budget which affect children.
The heart of KIDS COUNT is the KIDS COUNT Data Center, which gives you access to the latest data on child well-being across Massachusetts and all fifty states.
The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
All Reports About Kids
September 18, 2014 | PDF | KIDS COUNT
September 19, 2013 | READ ONLINE | KIDS COUNT
June 24, 2013 | PDF | KIDS COUNT
December 3, 2012 | READ ONLINE | Kids Count
October 18, 2012 | READ ONLINE
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