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ERIC Number: ED538948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 106
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
2008 KidsCount in Colorado!
Colorado Children's Campaign
"KidsCount in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Colorado Children's Campaign, which provides the best available state- and county-level data to measure and track the education, health and general well-being of the state's children. KidsCount in Colorado! informs policy debates and community discussions, serving as a valuable resource for policymakers, community leaders, advocates and citizens. This year's report focuses on an issue that impacts almost every other factor: children living in poverty. Poverty is the biggest obstacle to opportunity for children, and between 2000 and 2006, the number of children living in poverty in Colorado increased by 73 percent--the highest increase by far of any state in the nation. At the same time, the total number of children in the state only increased six percent. While Colorado and much of the rest of the nation are experiencing a rise in the percentage of children living in poverty, some states, including neighboring states like Wyoming and New Mexico, experienced decreases. Understanding the data and the impact of this issue on children are important steps to making sound policy and community decisions about the problem of children growing up in poverty. (Contains 53 footnotes.)
Colorado Children's Campaign. 1580 Lincoln Street Suite 420, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-839-1580; Fax: 303-839-1354; e-mail: info@coloradokids.org; Web site: http://www.coloradokids.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign
Identifiers - Location: Colorado