2003 Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children and Youth: Main Page


Trends in the Well-Being of Americas
Children and Youth


Collage of children and youth of varying ethnic backgrounds.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Detailed Contents



Section 1:  Population, Family, and Neighborhood (PF)

Section 2:  Economic Security (ES)

Section 3:  Health Conditions and Health Care (HC)

Section 4:  Social Development and Behavioral Health (SD)

Section 5:  Education and Achievement (EA)




This report, and its earlier editions, would not have been possible without the substantial support of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, whose member agencies provided data and carefully reviewed relevant sections. The contributing departments and agencies include the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS); the U.S. Census Bureau; the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Administration for Children and Families; the Economic Research Service of the Department of Agriculture; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Thanks to the many people at ASPE who contributed to the development, review, and production of this report. Special thanks to Martha Moorehouse and Meredith Kelsey of ASPE, who share a strong commitment to indicators and understanding trends in the well-being of children and youth. We have greatly appreciated their guidance.

Several non-Federal organizations and individuals also supplied data or analyses for this report, including Lana Zikratova of Walter R. McDonald & Associates Inc.s NCAND Technical Team, Adam Burke of the University of Michigan, and Laurie Hellinga of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

This report was produced by Westat under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Jennifer Hamilton served as project director. Other Westat staff who contributed to this report include Tamara Morse Azar, Elizabeth Buckland, Sabrina Daly, and Jennifer Smakula. The graphic design of the report was created by Westats Graphics Department. Editorial reviews were completed by Westats Editorial Department.

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