To meet the urgent need for a national, integrated information source that helps us understand who are children are, what our children need, and improve opportunities for all children.
A project of Brandeis University's Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, diversitydatakids.org monitors progress toward improved well-being for children of all racial/ethnic groups through the creation and dissemination of unique indicators related to health, diversity, opportunity, and equity, as well as the availability and capacity of public policies and programs to serve all children of all racial/ethnic groups and reduce disparities among them.
Outstanding Web Features:
Visitors to the site can query the database by topic (demographics and diversity, early childhood care and education, health, parental employment, policy, and income and poverty), geographic area (national, state, county, metropolitan area, city, or school district), and/or race/ethnicity and display results in customizable profile reports, ranking reports, or thematic maps. Users also can explore child opportunity maps that, based on indicators such as math/reading proficiency rates, proximity to health facilities and parks, and foreclosure rates, show the geographic distribution of opportunity for children by neighborhood in each of the one hundred largest metropolitan areas in the country, as well as child population data by race/ethnicity. The site also provides downloadable data sets and equity-focused policy analyses.