America's Children At A Glance

How are kids doing in the United States today? How has the economy affected their health and well-being?

The newly released government report, America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2010 tells that in many ways, kids are doing better than ever.

Teen births have fallen, and the number of low birthweight babies have dropped as well. However, as kids get older, they can get into trouble.

9% of teenagers 16-19 are neither in school nor working, which is up from last year.

The number of kids aged 3-5 who are read to each night has also dropped from 60 to 55% over the past few years.

On a good note, the number of kids covered by health insurance is up, rising to 90%.

Click here to see more statistics of America’s children.


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