Latest 'America's Children in Brief' Added to ERIC
Sept. 17, 2012
America's Children in Brief, 2012—a compendium of indicators depicting the latest data and recent trends among today's children—is now available in ERIC. Prepared by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, the report highlights 14 of the report's 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives and features 7 domains—family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. All indicator tables and figures are available online at ChildStats.gov.
According to this year's report, the infant mortality rate, the preterm birth rate, and the adolescent birth rate all continued to decline, average mathematics scores increased for 4th and 8th grade students, and the violent crime victimization rate among youth fell, as did the percentage of young children living in a home where someone smoked. The report is the 16th in an ongoing series of reports on the well-being of children and families.