Apr 30 2018

Moving the Needle on Child Well-Being

2018-11-28T16:01:53-07:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Report 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)

Mar 22 2018

2018 KIDS COUNT county profiles

2021-08-30T13:17:00-06:00Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

County Data Sheets These KIDS COUNT profiles include data for the 16 indicators of child well-being -- such as child poverty, teen birth rate, etc. -- as well as demographic data -- such as population by race and ethnicity, median household income, etc. -- for several New Mexico counties. (A KIDS COUNT publication; county-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jan 16 2018

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

2021-08-30T14:07:48-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

KIDS COUNT Report 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. (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

2021-08-30T14:10:34-06:00Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Fact Sheet 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

2021-08-30T14:44:24-06:00Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Policy Brief New Mexico has long been ranked at the bottom of the 50 states on overall child well-being. 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

2021-08-30T14:46:54-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

KIDS COUNT Report 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 report on child well-being presents data on indicators such as child and teen death rates, preschool enrollment, teen births, and more. (State-, county-, tribal-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Dec 19 2016

Turning Assistance into Opportunity

2021-08-27T13:26:12-06:00Economic Security Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Report 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)

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