KIDS COUNT Data Book

The Economic Well-being of DC Children in Post-Recession America

Last week, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book profiling child well-being for children across the United States. In this year’s report, the Casey Foundation took a deeper look at child well-being since 2008, the height of the Great Recession. On the surface, the District of Columbia is a city that defied the economic downturn....

35,000 DC Children Live in Poor Neighborhoods; No Reduction in Child Poverty since the Great Recession

35,000 DC Children Live in Poor Neighborhoods; No Reduction in Child Poverty since the Great Recession Washington, DC — About 27 percent of children in the District of Columbia live in poverty. This percentage amounts to approximately 2,000 more children living in poverty today than during the Great Recession, according to the newly released 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book from...