Leading tech companies have used big data techniques, which extract
knowledge and insights from large, complex collections of digital data,
for commercial purposes and have pioneered advances in the field of big
data. How can these techniques be used in social science research? Child
Trends weighs in.
poor dietary habits and lack of physical activity might lead you to
think that children's health in the U.S. is abysmal. But what do the
data show? This brief tracks trends in health status for children and
youth between 1997 and 2012, according to parental report. It also
reports on health disparities related to poverty, by state. How does
your state fare?
The Department of Agriculture recently announced that
it has revamped its supplemental federal food assistance program for
low-income women and young children (WIC) so recipients will have
greater access to vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. In 2011, 96
percent of eligible low-income households with children received assistance from SNAP (formerly
known as food stamps), another federal Food and Nutrition Service
program. But there's work to do in facilitating the optimal health of
children and youth. In 2011, for example, more than one in five U.S.
children lived in households that were food-insecure at some point during the year.
Recently, Child Trends produced a statistical portrait of infants and toddlers in the state of Illinois for the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, to accompany a larger report for the Foundation on infants and toddlers nationwide. Is your state interested in knowing more about its youngest children? If so, get in touch.
On Thursday, March 13th, at 3 p.m. ET,
PerformWell will present a webinar to aid you in improving outcomes for
the children and families you serve. What outcomes are meaningful for
children and youth in foster care? How do you measure them effectively?
Panelists include researchers and a practitioner.