Data tick toward the positive for young Alaskans in 20th anniversary of Kids Count
by Kathleen McCoy |
For 20 years, Kids Count Alaska has been an ongoing program at the Institute for Social and Economic Research. It's part of the nationwide KIDS COUNT program, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to assess the welfare of children around the country and provide data to support policies for improving children's lives. ISER researchers have taken a preliminary look at trends in Alaska over the past two decades, and found that children here are doing better in several ways.
Learn more here:
- Alaska KIDS COUNT stats show improvement, Fox 4
- Alaska gains ground in KIDS COUNT report; let's keep that progress going by Virgene Hanna, Alaska Dispatch News
Researchers with Kids Count Alaska will be taking a more detailed look at 20-year trends in the well-being of Alaska's children and teenagers in the months to come.