General Web Sites
The following sites have a variety of statistics and reports related to child and family well-being.
- American Community Survey
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau. It links to the most current American Community Survey summary tables. The 2003 summary tables include estimates of demographic, economic, social, and housing characteristics of people in every state.
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
This site contains state-level data for more than 75 measures of child well-being, including all the measures regularly used in the Kids Count Data Book. This easy-to-use, powerful online database allows you to generate custom reports for a geographic area or to compare geographic areas on a topic.
This Web site offers easy access to state and federal statistics and reports on children and their families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Reports of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics include America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the annual federal monitoring report on the status of the nation’s children.
- Child Trends Databank
This site is a one-stop shop for the latest national trends and research on more than 70 key indicators of child and youth well-being. New indicators are added each month. Produced by Child Trends, the databank is designed to serve everyone from journalists, policymakers, service providers, researchers, students, advocates, parents, youth, and the public.
- Child Welfare League of America
The Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System is the most comprehensive collection of child welfare data available. It includes information on child abuse and neglect, children in foster care, etc.
- Indiana Business Research Center
The Indiana Business Research Center is an extensive resource for data and analysis of economic and demographic information needed by business, government, and nonprofit organizations in Indiana and throughout the nation.
- Indiana Department of Education
The Indiana Department of Education provides yearly progress reports on each school corporation, state trend data, and general information on all aspects of the Indiana public school educational system.
- Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration provides reports and data on family and children, seniors, people with disabilities, mental health addiction, and Medicaid/healthcare.
- Indiana State Department of Health
This comprehensive site offers information on the prevalence of cancer and HIV/STDs, data on immunization rates, induced terminated pregnancies, marriage, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, fatality, mortality, and information from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Data is available for state, county, and select cities in Indiana.
- The Future of Children
The Future of Children seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research. Recent journals were devoted to school readiness, children of immigrant families, and children in foster care. It’s published quarterly by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.
- U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. This link directs you to Census 2000 data on the general demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics for every state.