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The State of America's Children® 2014 Report

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his State of the Union Address. Fifty years later, how have American children fared? CDF’s new report The State of America's Children 2014 finds child poverty has reached record levels and children of color are disproportionately poor. 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.

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Foreword Child Hunger & Nutrition
Overview Child Health
50 Year Snapshot Early Childhood
Each Day in America Education
Child Population Child Welfare
Child Poverty Juvenile Justice
Family Structure & Income Gun Violence
Housing & Homelessness Data Tables & Endnotes

Additional Resources 

Best and Worst States for America's Children (.pdf)
The State of Black Children in America (.pdf)
The State of Hispanic Children in America (.pdf)
The State of Native American Children in America (.pdf)
All Data Tables from The State of America's Children (.xls)
State Rankings from The State of America's Children (.xls)