KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the well-being of children through high quality data. The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book offers relevant analysis of childhood well-being and county rankings, as well as issue and policy analysis.
The 2014 report ranks states on overall child well-being and in four categories:
- Economic well-being
- Family and community
Missouri has improved its ranking in education and health, but has worsened in three or four indicators of economic well-being and two of four indicators of family and community life. However, there have been improvements in family and community life, with data showing an increase in children whose head of household have a high school diploma and a decrease in teen births.
Missouri KIDS COUNT
FACT is a non-profit organization supporting 20 community partnerships around the state whose mission is to find solutions to improve the lives of families and children in their communities. LINC is the community partnership for the Kansas City area.