The KIDS COUNT project is a national and state-by-state effort of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. It includes the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book and a KIDS COUNT Data Center. PRB has played an instrumental role in the KIDS COUNT Data Book since 1992, providing feedback on the design and measurement of the KIDS COUNT index of child well-being and compiling the data presented in the Data Book. We have also produced more than 150 national- and state-level tables on the well-being of children and families for the KIDS COUNT Data Center.
The KIDS COUNT Data Book—now in its 28th year—provides an up-to-date and detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, nationally and in each state. The KIDS COUNT Data Book features a comprehensive index of child well-being. It includes a national profile and state-level rankings across four content domains: 1) Economic Well-Being; 2) Education; 3) Health; and 4) Family and Community. PRB has also been involved in the planning, identification of appropriate indicators, and data collection for a series of KIDS COUNT special policy reports.