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Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. region, U.S. state, U.S. county
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Users can view and download tables, figures, and reports on a variety of indicators related to children, youth and families in the United States. Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing research and data to inform decision-making that affects children. In addition to conducting its own research, Child Trends works with federal and state officials and other researchers to improve the quality, scope, and use of data on children and their families. The Databank provides trends information and national estimates on a variety of indicators, organized by the following broad categories: health, social and emotional development, income assets and work, education and skills, demographics, and family and community.
Under the broad categories, users can view a list of sub-categories. From there, users can click on their area of interest to get to a more detailed list of indicators. For example, under “health,” users can click on “Mental Health,” to get a list of indicators such as “suicidal teens.” For each indicator, users can view and download figures and tables that are organized by: headlines and importance; trends and subgroup differences; related indicators; state, local and international estimates; national goals; and related programs. Users can also search using an alphabetical list of indicators, age, or subgroup. The subgroup search is organized by child characteristics, family characteristics or community characteristics. Child characteristics include age, race/ ethnicity, gender, grade, immigration status; family characteristics include parental education level, family structure, poverty and income, parental employment status; and community characteristics include geographic region, metro/non-metro residence, and type of school. The data source and other references are clearly marked for each figure and table. A complete list of references is included for each indicator.