Posts Tagged by demographics
|July 21, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Children and Family, Drug and Alcohol, Education, Federal Government, Health, Research, Youth Development||
The recently released report, America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2010, presents federal data on over 40 indicators of child health and wellness across seven domains: Family and Social Environment, Economic Circumstances, Health Care, Physical Environment and Safety, Behavior, Education, and Health.
- 75% of children ages birth through 17 years old live with at least one parent who is employed full time, year round.
- 22% of children from birth to 17 years old are living in “food insecure homes” (the highest ever since data monitoring commenced).
- 8% of 8th-graders, 18% of 10th-graders, and 23% of 12th-graders reported personal illegal drug use in the past 30 days.
- Nearly 1 in 5 children (19%) ages 6–17 are obese.
- 19% percent of all children ages birth through 17 are living in poverty.
The complete report is available at Childstats.gov.
|June 26, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Policy, Research||
- Getting bigger
- Getting older
- Staying put
- Experiencing increases in educational & economic disparity
Many of these trends, such as increased racial and ethnic diversity and a growing aged population, are the continuation of those identified from Census 2000 data, but according to Allen Berube, Senior Fellow and Research Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, cities are also transforming. Based on a new metropolitan classification system introduced by Berube and his colleagues, Pittsburgh is considered a “skilled anchor” city characterized by slower growth, homogeneity and higher education achievement – very similar to the New England metros.