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The State of America's Children, 2001 Edition, The Children's Defense Fund

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The 2001 Edition of The Children's Defense Fund's report "The State of America's Children" was recently released (April 15, 2001, 144 pages plus 32 page foreword). Single copies are available for $15.95 plus $5.50 for shipping and handling (total $21.45) from CDF Publications, P.O. Box 90500, Washington, DC 20090-0500. Here is the Table of Contents  (and annotation if we find someone to add it).

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Family Income

 

Unmatched Prosperity, Unequally Shared

 

How "Prosperity" Leaves One in Six Children in Poverty

 

Poor and Middle-Income Families Are Working Harder

 

Lack of National Safety Net Means Deeper Poverty and Hardship

 

The Nation Can Do Something about Child Poverty

 

Components of a Family Income Package

 

Moving Forward: A 2001 Agenda for Action

 

Child Health

 

Disparities in Coverage and Access to Care

 

Progress in CHIP Enrollment

 

Public Accountability: Ensuring Access to EPSDT

 

Federal Legislative Developments

 

New Regulations on Insurance Claims

 

Final CHIP Regulations

 

Emerging Issues: Family Insurance Expansions

 

Public Health Update: Progress Toward Healthy People 2010 Goals

 

Obesity is a Growing Problem

 

Teen Health

 

Environmental Threats and Risks

 

Racial Disparities and Environmental Justice

 

Moving Forward: A 2001 Agenda for Action

 

Child Care

 

Studies Show Increased Need for Expanded Child Care and After-School Resources

 

High Quality Care Benefits Children and Families

 

Finding Affordable Child Care is a Challenge

 

Polls Show Support for New Investments and Improved Policies

 

Policy Developments

 

Moving Forward: A 2001 Agenda for Action

 

Education

 

Reading, Writing and Mathematics Performance

 

Poor and Minority Students Being Left Behind

 

Changing Public School Population

 

Teacher Shortage

 

Safe and Quality Learning Environments

 

Early Learning

 

School Reform

 

Public School Choice

 

Higher Education

 

Legislative Action in 2000

 

Moving Forward: A 2001 Agenda for Action

 

Children and Families in Crisis

 

Children and Families in Crisis: The Needs Continue

 

Opportunities to Increase Capacity in Service Delivery Systems, Communities, and Families

 

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Young People

 

Moving Forward: A 2001 Agenda for Action

 

Juvenile Justice and Youth Development

 

Youth, Violence, and Crime

 

Gun Violence

 

Violence in Schools

 

Investing in our Youth

 

Beyond Preventing Violence to Promoting Positive Youth Development

 

Moving Forward: A 2001 Agenda for Action

 

Appendix A. National Trends

 

Table A1: Poverty Among Children

 

Table A2: Maternal and Infant Health

 

Table A3: Adolescent Childbearing

 

Table A4: Youth Unemployment

 

Appendix B. Children in the States

 

Table B1: Population and Poverty

 

Table B2: Number and Percentage of Children Under 18 Who Are Poor, Based on 1989 Income

 

Table B3: Cash Assistance (AFDC/TANF) Benefit Levels and Participation

 

Table B4: Number of Children Receiving Food Stamps, FY 1989-99

 

Table B5: Number of Children Participating in Child Nutrition Programs, FY 2000

 

Table B6: Child Support Enforcement, 1998

 

Table B7: Fair Market Rent and the Minimum Wage, 2001

 

Table B8: Early Prenatal Care and Low Birthrate, 1998

 

Table B9: Teen Birth Rates, 1990-1998

 

Table B10: Infant Mortality, by Race of Mother, 1998

 

Table B11: Children's Health Insurance Program, Federal Fiscal Year 2000

 

Table B12: Health Insurance Coverage of Children

 

Table B13: Immunization Status, by Race/Ethnicity, 1999

 

Table B14: Head Start Enrollment and Race and Ethnicity of Enrollees, 2000

 

Table B15: Children Served by the Child Care and Development Block Grant

 

Table B16: State Prekindergarten Initiatives: State Funding and Number of Children Served, 1998-99

 

Table B17: Max # of Children Allowed per Caretaker & Max Group Size in Child Care Centers, Selected Ages, 2000

 

Table B18: Participants in Federal Education and Disability Programs

 

Table B19: Public School Education

 

Table B20: Child Abuse and Neglect

 

Table B21: Number of Adoptions from Foster Care, 1996-1998

 

Table B22: Firearm Deaths of Children and Teens Ages 0-19, by Manner, 1995-1997

 

Table B23: State Budget Balances, Unspent TANF and CHIP Funds, and Tobacco Settlement Money in Millions

 

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