Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children and Youth, 2003. Acknowledgements

04/01/2003

This is the eighth edition of an annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on trends in the well-being of our nation’s children and youth. The report presents the most recent and reliable estimates on more than 80 indicators of well-being. It is intended to provide the policy community, the media, and all interested citizens with an accessible overview of data describing the condition of children in the United States. The indicators have been organized into five broad areas:

  • Population, Family, and Neighborhood;
  • Economic Security;
  • Health Conditions and Health Care;
  • Social Development and Behavioral Health; and
  • Education and Achievement.

For each indicator, graphs illustrate key trends and important population subgroup differences, while tables provide detailed information for the interested user. These graphic elements are accompanied by text that briefly discusses each indicator and highlights the most salient features of the data.

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