2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book is a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how families have fared between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 crisis. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is Arkansas’s member of the national KIDS COUNT network.

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AACF Posts

Arkansas’s Rankings Are Troubling In KIDS COUNT Data Book 2021

Arkansas’s Persistently High Child Poverty Shows Need For Permanent CTC Expansion And State Solutions

Failure To Get Arkansas’s Children Insured Will Lead To Worsening Health Outcomes

Data Reveal Arkansas Is Slipping In Our Duty To Educate And Care For Our Kids

Combating Racial Inequity Requires Bold And Intentional Changes

Data: Arkansas Needs A Different Strategy For Preventing Teen Births

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Press Coverage

Arkansas’ child-welfare ranking up; worse reality feared; Ginny Monk, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

OPINION | RICH HUDDLESTON: Invest in our kidsArkansas Democrat Gazette

Well-being report shows Arkansas’ kids lag behind rest of nation; Alex Golden, Axios Northwest Arkansas

Report Sheds Light On Poverty, Child Wellbeing In Arkansas; Daniel Breen, KUAF

Arkansas children suffer high rates of poverty and racial inequity, but we want tax cuts anyway; Austin Bailey, Arkansas Times

New report ranks Arkansas 39th among US states in factors supporting children; KLRT-TV Fox16

New Study Reveals Continued Increase in Uninsured Arkansas Children; Antoinette Grajeda, KUAF

New report shows Arkansas ranks 41st for kids without health insurance; KNWA-TV Fox24

Report Shows State’s Progress on Child Wellbeing Imperiled by Pandemic; Daniel Caruth, KUAF

Report: 26% surge in Arkansas children without health insurance; Roby Brock, Talk Business & Politics

Candidates for Arkansas governor respond to children’s health report; Roby Brock, Talk Business & Politics

Report shows one in five Arkansas children in poverty pre-pandemic; concerns for after 2020; KNWA-TV Fox24