Data Resources

KIDS COUNT Data Center
The KIDS COUNT Data Center provides state by state or across state data on a wide range of indicators, including child poverty and education. 2013 National KIDS COUNT Data Book.According to data in the 24th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, overall improvements in child well-being that began in the late 1990s stalled in the years just before the current economic downturn. Find national data and state-by-state data and rankings on 10 key indicators of child well-being.

National Center for Children in Poverty
Putting Research to Work for Children and Families.

Connecticut Voices for Children
Using the Census to Learn About Your Community:
A Guide to The American Community Survey (ACS)

This publication from Connecticut Voices for Children provides a comprehensive guide on how to utilize the American Community Survey (ACS) to access data on communities across the country and helps make the case for why data is so important in understanding these communities.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

The State of Working America
The State of Working America, an ongoing analysis published since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy’s effect on the living standards of working Americans.

Brandeis University Institute on Assets and Social Policy
The Institute on Assets and Social Policy website features a wide array of tools, including Data Tools for Policy Impact, Tools and Research Indexes, and tools to help in Building State Asset Initiatives.

CFED Assets and Opportunities Scorecard
The 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at wealth, poverty and the financial security for families in the United States. The Scorecard assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on how well residents are faring and what states can do to help residents build and protect assets.

Carsey Institute
The Carsey Institute conducts policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. Research resources include Demographic Trends, Evaluation Program, and Indicator tools.

Brookings: EITC Interactive
EITC Interactive allows you to access specific tax return data for a selected geographic area throughout the United States.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy
Policy for Results
PolicyforResults.org is an online set of tools for focusing policy strategies on achieving measurable results for kids and families. This website provides research-based policy strategies shown to achieve targeted results.

Urban Institute
Fact Sheets: Data at a Glance
The Urban Institute Fact Sheets provide data at a glance related to different topics including unemployment and poverty.

Urban Institute
Understanding Poverty
This site looks at the issue of poverty in the United States, including what it means to be poor, how families are affected, and how to fight poverty.

Center for Law and Social Policy
Data Finder
CLASP DataFinder is a custom, easy-to-use tool developed to provide select demographic information, as well as administrative data, on programs that affect low-income individuals and families.

Administration for Children and Families
Child Welfare Data

Kaiser Family Foundation
State Health Facts

Childstats.gov
Child and Family Statistics/ Data Tools

Education Dashboard
To spur and inform conversations about how to improve educational results.

Data Quality Campaign
DQC provides a national forum to facilitate conversations about how to make data integral to education policy

CDC
Vital statisticsHealth Data
Public use data files on U.S. health dataYouth Behavior Risk Surveillance Survey

Child Health Scorecard
Two years after the reauthorization and expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a new Commonwealth Fund state-by-state scorecard evaluating how the health care system is working for children

National Center for Educational Statistics and Data ExplorerInteractive state-levelDistrict data
Combined with census data maps graphs

Programs with evidence to enhance development

Political Economy Research Institute
Prioritizing approaches to economic development in New England.