Apr 30 2018

Moving the Needle on Child Well-Being

2018-06-23T15:18:25+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico has a long and proud history of cutting-edge innovation in many fields, so making progress on child well-being is within our reach if we fully commit to it. This report lays out the ways in which we can move the needle on child well-being by enacting smart public policies. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jan 31 2017

Enhancing Child Well-Being in New Mexico

2018-06-14T21:06:12+00:00 Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico has long been ranked at the bottom of the 50 states on overall child well-being by KIDS COUNT. However, in some of the 16 indicators of child well-being, it would take just a small change to move our state up in the rankings. This series of fact sheets looks at what it would take to move the needle on each indicator (A KIDS COUNT policy brief; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Dec 19 2016

Turning Assistance into Opportunity

2018-06-14T19:31:52+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

The TANF program provides some cash assistance to eligible families with children so they can better afford basic necessities. Unfortunately, TANF in New Mexico does not sufficiently address one of the reasons families fall into or remain in poverty: the lack of education credentials and job skills, which present barriers to employment and to getting jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. (A KIDS COUNT Special Report; state-level data on TANF recipiency)

Mar 21 2014

2014 KIDS COUNT County Profiles

2018-06-17T14:51:18+00:00 Kids Count, Publications|

KIDS COUNT profiles include data for the 16 indicators of child well-being -- such as child poverty, percent of children living in single-parent families, and teen birth rate -- for each of New Mexico's 33 counties. (KIDS COUNT profiles; county-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jan 15 2013

2012 KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

2018-10-03T16:57:20+00:00 Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

The well-being of our children today is a key predictor of the state’s economic future—and it doesn’t look good. This annual KIDS COUNT report looks at the well-being of the state’s children with some data presented by county and school district. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, and school district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Dec 13 2012

Native American Children and Families in New Mexico: Strengths and Challenges

2018-10-03T17:00:04+00:00 Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

This special report looking at economic indicators and social conditions in New Mexico’s 22 tribal communities—including the high rate of Native children who can speak a language in addition to English. (A special KIDS COUNT report; tribal-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jan 17 2012

2011 KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

2018-04-03T12:39:45+00:00 Kids Count, Publications|

The continuing Great Recession has thrown more of New Mexico’s children and families into poverty. This annual report looks at the well-being of the state’s children with some data presented at the county and school district levels. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; Jan. 2012) Read more