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  • 01/23/14
    The State of America's Children® 2014 Report
    This is a comprehensive compilation and analysis of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. The report provides key child data showing alarming numbers of children at risk.
  • 06/18/13
    SNAP Works for Children and America
    The Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program (SNAP), formally called Food Stamps, serves children and families by providing targeted assistance to purchase food when they need help most. Since the worst recession in decades began in December 2007, millions of low and middle income parents have lost their jobs and the security of knowing their children would never go to sleep or to school hungry. While these parents work to get their family finances back on track, SNAP has served as a critical support in ensuring their children's daily nutritional needs are met.
  • 04/22/13
    Overview of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal
    A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2014 budget proposal as it relates to children and families.
  • 04/03/13
    Children in the States Factsheets 2013
    These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in the states.
  • 12/03/12
    Protect Medicaid for Children
    Medicaid is a lean, efficient, and popular program that enables children to become healthy, productive, taxpaying members of society. Without Medicaid’s strong protections, coverage guarantee and individualized health and mental health coverage, many children would go uninsured, increasing short and long term costs for states and local communities. As our nation’s leaders make critical decisions about America’s economic future, Medicaid -- which provides comprehensive health and mental health coverage for millions of children -- must remain exempt from cuts or structural changes that would undermine its critical protections.
  • Portrait 11/13/12
    Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Hispanic Children in America
    The economic crisis of the last five years has pushed Hispanic children and youth deeper and deeper into an abyss of poverty, hunger, homelessness and despair. Hispanic children and youth continue to face multiple risks from birth and throughout life that increase the danger of their becoming part of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline® crisis that leads to dead end lives.
  • Portrait of Inequality 11/13/12
    Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Black Children in America
    CDF produced "Portrait of Inequality 2012", a report showing the gross inequalities facing Black children compared to White children, across all critical indicators of wellbeing.
  • SOACsmall 07/22/12
    The State of America's Children® 2012 Handbook
    The State of America’s Children® Handbook provides key national information in a range of areas, as well as state tables showing how children in your state are faring and how your state compares to other states in protecting children. A more comprehensive version will be posted on the web as new data becomes available later this year as part our State of America's Children® annual report.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 03/16/12
    Child Watch® Column: "A Healthy Start: Protecting Great Gains for Children in the Affordable Care Act"
    Since our founding almost forty years ago, the Children’s Defense Fund has fought to ensure that all children in America receive the healthy start they need and deserve. Next week marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health reform legislation, which has been a giant national step forward in reaching that goal.
  • 03/01/12
    Analysis of President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal
    A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2013 budget proposal as it relates to children and families.
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