Jun 27 2018

New Mexico’s 2018 KIDS COUNT profile

2018-06-27T13:03:50+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico has fallen to 50th in the nation in child well-being after ranking 49th for the past four years. This state profile shows how our children are faring on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national KIDS COUNT rankings. (State profile; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jun 21 2018

The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

2018-06-24T14:45:25+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Child poverty in New Mexico is among the worst in the nation and disparities exist within all indicators of child well-being for children of color. Although our state's Black children are generally faring better than Black children nationally, they still face significant obstacles to success. This report, created in partnership with the NM Office of African American Affairs, looks at how New Mexico's Black children are doing on some 20 indicators of child well-being. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

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 16 2018

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

2018-06-24T15:15:20+00:00 Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico is at a crossroads. At the federal level we're seeing unpredictability in how child-serving programs are funded and at the state level we're poised to elect a new governor. This annual publication reports the latest data on child well-being in New Mexico to help us choose the path forward. (An annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Oct 24 2017

Race for Results: New Mexico’s children of color face disparities

2018-06-14T20:55:33+00:00 Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

While the U.S. will have a minority-majority child population within a few years, New Mexico is way ahead of the curve, with 76 percent of our kids being children of color. Unfortunately, disparities exist for our kids along racial and ethnic lines. This fact sheet shows how New Mexico scores on the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Race for Results Index. (A KIDS COUNT fact sheet; state-level data on indicators of child well-being by race and ethnicity)

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)

Jan 17 2017

2016 KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

2018-06-14T21:29:10+00:00 Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

In the past year, New Mexico has seen some improvements in child well-being—especially regarding health. We’ve also seen troubling increases in other indicators over the short- and long-term. This annual KIDS COUNT report on child well-being presents data on indicators such as child and teen death rates, preschool enrollment, teen births, and more. (Annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)