b. CLIKS: County-City-Community Data on Kids. Child and Family Well-being at the State and Sub-state levels:
This is a
terrific resource which shows multi-year data organized under 5 results, and
allows the creation of line graph baselines. www.aecf.org/cgi-bin/cliks.cgi
c. Right Start 2003: Data drawn from birth certificates on 8 key indicators
in the 50 states and top 50 cities
2. The two most important data reference books on statistics in the USA:
The STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE UNITED STATES You can get the latest
year plus previous editions and historical data back to colonial times!
The GREEN BOOK of the House Ways & Means Committee:
This is the "bible" of many analysts in D.C. and is now available on
line! This is the authoritative source for many statistics on TANF,
Child Welfare and many other federal/state programs.
3. Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics:
Includes: "America's Children: Key
National Indicators of Well-being," international comparisons and links
to federal and state statistics. www.childstats.gov
4. National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information:
5. Child Trends: Latest national trends on over 70 indicators of child and
youth well-being www.childtrendsdatabank.org/
6. U.S. Census Bureau:
population, housing, economic and geographic data: www.census.gov
7. National Center for Education Statistics:
of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce: Includes economic
data, international, national, regional and by industry
9. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor: Includes data on employment and
unemployment, Inflation, wages, earnings and benefits. http://stats.bls.gov/
10. Center for Disease Control and Prevention: National center for health
11. World Health Organization: www.who.int/whr/en/:
Data on health status and health expenditures by country.
of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice: Includes data on crime & victims, criminal offenders, law enforcement
and corrections. www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs
14. Environmental Defense (formerly the Environmental Defense Fund) It is
extremely difficult to find any summary environmental data on the EPA
website. These websites are great resources until EPA comes around.
Pathways Mapping Initiative - Site Map
This is a rich resource for ideas about what works, and it also includes
lots of links to data sources for key indicators.
National Children's Study A
21 year longitudinal study of the well-being of children in the United
States. Research started November, 2004. Go to this site for study status
and to sign up for email updates.
22. Information Center on Disabilities and Gifted