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New Jersey Kids Count 2013
The State of Our Children

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Special Section: Right from the Start: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Building the Foundation for Children’s Success

Section 1: The State of Children and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Demographics 
Births
Family Structure
Child Population by Race/Ethnicity

Section 2: The State of Family Economics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
Median Family Income
Children in Families That Are Poor or Low-Income
Federal Poverty Level
Housing
Family Supports
Food Security
School Nutrition
Earned Income Tax Credit

Section 3: The State of Early Care and Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Early Childhood Education
Child Care
K-12 Enrollment
Special Education Enrollment
Student Performance on State Assessment Tests
Chronic School Absence
School Violence/Substance Abuse
High School Graduation Rates and SATs
Highest Level of Education Completed

Section 4: The State of Child Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Uninsured Children
Low-Income Uninsured Children
Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare
Healthy Starts
Infant and Child Deaths
Preventing Childhood Illnesses
Children Living with HIV/AIDS
Asthma
Oral Health

Section 5: The State of Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Children Under State Supervision
Children Entering and Exiting Out-of-Home Placement
Referrals and Investigtions
Abused and Neglected Children
Children in Out-of-Home Placement
Safety in Foster Care
Abuse and Neglect After Reunification with Family
Adoptions
Kinship Legal Guardianship
Older Youth Under State Supervision

Section 6: The State of Teens and Young Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Youth in Poverty
Idle Youth
Young Adults and Health Insurance
Teen Births
Juvenile Justice
Sexually-Transmitted Infections
Teen Deaths

Section 7: The State of Immigrant Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Foreign-Born Children
Children in Immigrant Families
Citizenship Status
Language among Children in Immigrant Families
Immigrant Workers and Their Families

Data Sources and Technical Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

 
 
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