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 data book, 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