Something to think about …. “New Childhood in America: upcoming generations”!!


~~October 28, 2015~~ 




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Twenty-one years ago, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) joined with six other Federal agencies to create the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

Formally chartered in April 1997 through Executive Order No. 13045, the Forum’s mission is to develop priorities for collecting enhanced data on children and youth, improve the communication of information on the status of children to the policy community and the general public, and produce more complete data on children at the Federal, state, and local levels.

Today the Forum, with participants from 23 Federal agencies, continues to collaborate in the collection, production, and publication of policy-relevant Federal statistics about children and their families.


America’s Children

Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015 is a compendium of indicators depicting the condition of our Nation’s young people. The report, the 17th in an ongoing series, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives. These indicators are drawn from our most reliable Federal statistics, are easily understood by broad audiences, are objectively based on substantial research, are balanced so that no single area of children’s lives dominates the report, are measured often to show trends over time, and are representative of large segments of the population rather than one particular group.

Katherine K. Wallman
Chief Statistician
Office of Management and Budget


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5 thoughts on “Something to think about …. “New Childhood in America: upcoming generations”!!

  1. I find the overweight issue extremely upsetting. While I do not agree with bullying or shaming because of…well, just about anything, I find it appalling to see so many morbidly obese kids walking around. As a parent, it is our responsibility to guide our kids and make sure they get the adequate nutrtion and exercise. Glandular issues aside (there are simply not THAT many people with thyroid issues responsible for their weight gain) there is NO damn reason a fifth grader should be 180 pounds unless they are also 6 foot tall. I just feel bad. As someone who struggles a bit with those last stubborn 15 lbs, I know it’s not easy, but I feel like parents are making it that much harder for their kids by setting them on an unhealthy path early.
    As to the autism, I am more hesitant to blame the increase in autism diagnosis on any one particular issue, as the anti–vax yahoos have already done that. I feel like we are just becoming more aware of people, especially people on the low ened of the spectrum who would not hitherto been diagnosed.
    Anyway, there’s my pre-coffee 2 cents. lol

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  2. Maybe, (retorical question!) if the people who create and foment wars — were to put that money into taking care of its own citizens, then the children would not suffer so much.

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