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Document Number: 6258

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2005 - This report presents a comprehensive look at critical areas of child well-being, including statistical indicators of trends in education, health, behavior and social environment and economic security. The report notes recent improvements in child well-being as well as continuing challenges. Findings include: (1) 4th and 8th graders are scoring better in mathematics; (2) reading scores of 12th graders have declined slightly; (3) the adolescent birth rate has reached a record low, the death rate for children between ages one and four is the lowest ever and young children are more likely to receive their recommended immunizations; and (4) children also are more likely to live in poverty and infants are more likely to be of low birthweight. (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2005)...


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