October 25, 2017

Utah KIDS COUNT Data Links Publication, October 2017

As a complement to the new Race for Results publication recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Utah KIDS COUNT Project also updated our 2015 comparison of Hispanic and non-Hispanic white children in Utah. In the most recent release of thKids Data Link October 2017e annual Utah KIDS COUNT publication, Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah, Hispanic youth numbered 157,849, almost double the number since 2000. As the number of Hispanic youth increases we have become increasingly concerned about racial disparities in indicators of child well-being.

Gathering and analyzing racial and ethnic data is the first step in making informed policy decisions. Those decisions must be guided by comprehensive, regularly updated data. Parsing data through racial and ethnic lenses uncovers patterns and trends that can assist in planning more responsive programs and services.

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