The 2013 Kids Count in Nebraska Report has arrived at our Voices for Children offices!
Even though all of us here have our copies and are delightfully flipping through them already, we cannot wait to share the report with you. We will begin sharing and distributing the report at our release events next week.
This year’s report continues to highlight data in each of Voices for Children’s four issues areas – Health, Education, Safety, and Economic Stability – with over 200 indicators of how children in our state are doing and 30 county level indicators. We have continued with a very visually-oriented report with lots of charts, graphs, and other visual representations of data, and at 100 pages this report is our longest, and we think our best, yet.
We are extremely excited about this year’s commentary topic: “A Changing Nebraska: How demographic shifts impact children.” In it we examine how Nebraska’s demographics have changed in recent history and how they are expected to continue to change. By 2050, we expect Nebraska’s population to be older, more diverse, more urban, and have more variation in family types.
Later this week, we’ll have a sneak peak inside the commentary. To be among the first to get the full Kids Count Report, be sure to attend one of our release events in Omaha and Lincoln next week.
(We’re working on a “Kids Count Road Show” for greater Nebraska later in the spring — when the temperatures aren’t below zero. Want us to make a stop in your community? Comment below or send us an email at kidscount @ voicesforchildren.com)