Brief Tracking the Well-Being of Children within States
The Evolving Federal Role in the Age of Devolution
Brett V. Brown
Display Date
Download Report
(190.3 KB)

States' ability to plan and implement programs that serve children and families depends in part on reliable data, yet gathering these data is an expensive proposition. This brief reviews efforts by the federal government to provide state- and local-level data on children, outlines possible future directions for data gathering activities, and identifies factors that may limit or reverse progress in data collection.
Research Areas Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Child care