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.
Race to Equity: The State of Black MassachusettsDecember 11, 2015
Massachusetts's Earned Income Tax CreditDecember 23, 2015
The EITC improves the economic security of working families by increasing the after tax incomes of low and moderate wage workers. This factsheet explains how the tax credit works, describes how many families and individuals it helps in Massachusetts, and examines recent research on the long-term effects of the EITC on families and children.
MassBudget's new report From Poverty to Opportunity: The Challenge of Building a Great Society traces the economic and policy changes since the launch of the Great Society and how they have affected the lives of people at all income levels in Massachusetts.
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 2017 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.
The Race for Results Index presents a new collection of data disaggregated by racial and ethnic groups and by state to illustrate how far we are from positioning all kids for success in school and in life.
All Reports About Kids
September 29, 2015 | PDF | KIDS COUNT
November 6, 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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