The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest annual compendium of data on child well-being finds nearly one in four school-age children—and more than one in four toddlers—lived in poverty in 2011.
The, which tracks 16 indicators of economic, health, education, and family support, found mixed results for 2011:
• Two in five children lived in families in which their housing cost makes up more than a third of the family budget, 3 percentage points more than in 2005.
• 32 percent of children lived with parents who lack steady employment, 5 percentage points more than in 2008.
• And 85 percent of children live in families in which at least one adult has a high school diploma, up 1 percentage point from 2005.
A version of this article appeared in the July 11, 2013 edition of Education Week as Child Well-Being