State of America’s Children 2008

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Children's Defense Fund (CDF)

This annual, comprehensive statistical review of key child data shows "epidemic numbers of children at risk" according to CDF. For example, 13.3 million children currently live in poverty and nearly 9 million lack health insurance. The reported measures of well-being are based on most recent national and state data available on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. Free, 80 pages. (202) 662-3694. Available online at