Report Children are more susceptible to climate change than adults are and exposure to pollutants can cause life-long problems. There is much the state can do to mitigate climate change and to ensure that New Mexicans have the resources needed to recover from extreme climate-related events like wildfires. (State-level data on greenhouse gas emissions, and other climate-change-related issues.)
State Data Sheet The national 2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, assesses and ranks the 50 states on 16 indicators of child well-being, which are categorized into four domains – economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Data for New Mexico show positive long-term changes.
Report Young parents make up a very small share of New Mexico's population and they face unique challenges and barriers to success. This report looks at how this subpopulation is faring. (State-level data on the demographics of parents and young adults on indicators such as economic security, educational attainment, etc.)
Post-session Review Many of the policies enacted during the 2023 legislative session mean big wins for New Mexico's families. This fact sheet lists some of the highlights, along with some policies that were either not passed or were passed and then vetoed.
NM KIDS COUNT Data Book Given the pandemic, child well-being could have taken a great tumble. But, thanks to smart investments at both the state and federal levels, data from 2021 reflect no significant declines – and even some slight improvement. This annual report provides data on numerous child well-being indicators related to economic security, education, health, and family and community, and includes policy solutions. (State-, county-, tribal- and school district-level data on child well-being.)
Updated Fact Sheet New Mexico's new state-level CTC is a great start at helping children thrive. Lawmakers should use the legislative session to make a few improvements. (State-level data on how increasing this tax credit would benefit families)
Fact Sheet Climate change puts New Mexicans’ health and well-being at risk. We must take action to help our communities adapt and build a healthy future. (State-level data on problems related to climate change.)
County Fact Sheets These fact sheets provide data on young children and are updated to include the votes for constitutional amendment 1 by county. (County- and state-level data on population and indicators of child well-being for children younger than age 5.)
Fact Sheet The pandemic and its recession made food insecurity in New Mexico worse. With an expected budget surplus, our lawmakers can continue to meaningfully tackle food insecurity. (State-level data on food insecurity.)
Policy Brief In order to build a strong economy, New Mexico must be able to reliably fund the services - like education, health care, and public safety - that our families and businesses rely on. Our over-reliance on revenue from the boom-or-bust oil industry makes that impossible. Here are the top 5 reasons we must change. (State data on revenues and expenditures)