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ERIC Number: ED510825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2010
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Each year since 1997, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has published a report on the well-being of children and families. The Forum's signature report, "America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being," provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across seven domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. This year's report reveals that health insurance coverage rates for children increased, the percentage of preterm births declined for the second straight year, average 8th-grade mathematics scores reached an all-time high, teen smoking was at its lowest since data collection began, and the adolescent birth rate declined after a 2-year increase. However, the percentage of children whose parents had secure employment was the lowest since 1996, and the percentage living in poverty was the highest since 1998. The percentage of children in food-insecure households was the highest since monitoring began. The Brief concludes with a summary table displaying recent changes in all 40 indicators. (Contains 15 figures and 40 footnotes.)
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Available from: Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center. P.O. Box 2910, Merrifield, VA 22116. Tel: 888-275-4772; Fax: 703-821-2098; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress