Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Databook

Kids Count DatabookAlthough child poverty increased between 2005 and 2011, teen birth rates fell, the rate of high school students failing to graduate fell, and the rate of children without health insurance dropped, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT databook. The positive gains were tempered by an increase in child poverty of 3 million kids between 2005 and 2011. “The progress we’re seeing in child health and education is encouraging, but the economic data clearly speak to the considerable challenges we still face,” says Laura Speer, Casey’s associate director for policy reform and data. 07/15/2013