July 01, 2014
The State of America's Children 2014
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? The Children's Defense Fund's new report The State of America's Children 2014 finds that child poverty has reached record levels, and children of color are disproportionately poor. The report 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.