CDF-MN Publication Archives

Minnesota Child Poverty by Race and Ethnicity - 2014

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2014

September 17, 2015

Ending Child Poverty Now - Minnesota Supplement

Ending Child Poverty Now - Minnesota Supplement

August 19, 2015

Child Care: A Two Generational Approach to Family Economic Security

Consistent, dependable relationships are the foundation for children to form secure attachment to the caregivers in their family. These stable and predictable relationships are also essential to children in child care settings.

April 23, 2015

FES Act

FES Act

January 1, 2013

2012 MFIP report

2012 MFIP report

January 1, 2012

Maternal Depression Slides March 2012

Maternal Depression Slides March 2012

January 1, 2012

MFIP Report Findings PowerPoint

MFIP Report Findings PowerPoint

January 1, 2012

2012 Early Report_CEED

2012 Early Report_CEED

January 1, 2012

Maternal Depression and Early Childhood

Maternal Depression and Early Childhood

January 1, 2011

Minnesota's Invisible Children: Children in Families Receiving MFIP

Minnesota's Invisible Children: Children in Families Receiving MFIP

January 1, 2011

BCCC-II_report_2010_FINAL.pdf

December 20, 2010

CDF_WorkSupports_final6a.pdf

November 1, 2010

Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book 2010: Every Kid Counts - Children of Color

KIDS COUNT 2010

January 1, 2010

CDF_AssetLimits_final_0.pdf

January 1, 2010

ChildAbuse10

ChildAbuse10

January 1, 2010

Budget_Outline3.pdf

January 1, 2010

CDF_10ThingsPoverty_09_final21.pdf

December 1, 2009

Child_Health_Disparities_in_Minnesota.pdf

December 1, 2009

cradle-prison-pipeline-mn-09.pdf

The Children's Defense Fund Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Campaign is a national and community crusade to engage families, youths, communities and policy makers in the development of healthy, safe and educated children. Poverty,racial disparities and a culture of punishment rather than prevention and early intervention are key forces driving the pipeline.

March 1, 2009

Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book 2009: Building Blocks for Successful Children

KIDS COUNT 2009

January 1, 2009

wages_08.pdf

A fair minimum wage underscores that Americans value work and that all workers should have the opportunity to earn a decent wage to meet their family’s needs.Yet today’s minimum wage has fallen so low it doesn’t uphold these American values. While the cost of essentials such as food, housing, gasoline, child care, and health care has risen dramatically in recent decades, the minimum wage has just inched forward.

October 1, 2008

Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book 2008: From "Getting by" to "Getting Ahead"

KIDS COUNT 2008

January 1, 2008

2007 KCDB

2007 KIDS COUNT

July 15, 2007

10_QuickFacts2007

10 Quick Facts About Poverty

January 1, 2007

Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book 2007: Seven Basic Needs

KIDS COUNT 2007

January 1, 2007

FSS2

Family Support Snapshot #2: Energy Assistance Program

December 15, 2006

FSS1

Family Support Snapshot #1

October 15, 2006

Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book 2006: The Wonder Years - Early Childhood

2006 KIDS COUNT

July 15, 2006

kidscount06.pdf

kidscount 06

July 15, 2006

EITC06

Keeping What They've Earned

June 15, 2006

ChildCare06

Missed Opportunities in Child Care

June 15, 2006

childcare_06.pdf

A strong, productive society starts by ensuring our youngest children are in stimulating, nurturing environments where they can thrive and prepare for success in school and life. Quality early care and education can provide those settings to children of working parents, but too many of Minnesota’s working families cannot access affordable, quality care.

June 1, 2006

Road_Health06

The Road Not Traveled: Universal Health Care Coverage

April 1, 2006

MNKC_05FamilyEcon.pdf

As advocates and policy makers promote family self- sufficiency and support parents in raising healthy, well- functioning children, improvement in the economic conditions facing families is essential. This report looks at the economic well-being of Minnesota children and families in three domains: worker characteristics, income, and economic environment. People interested in child well being have traditionally focused on indicators of child problems such as teenage pregnancy, school drop outs, juvenile crime and child abuse and neglect. Instead, this report focuses on the economic environment faced by Minnesota families.

July 15, 2005

2005 Special Report

2005 Special Report

June 15, 2005

2005 KCDB

2005 KCDB

January 15, 2005

welfare_cutbacks_04.pdf

Early intervention and prevention programs have proven to be the least expensive and often most effective part of Minnesota’s child welfare system. They do what they are designed to do—prevent abuse and neglect of children. Yet as this report reveals, these were the programs that were first to be cut or eliminated as a result of Minnesota’s state leaders’ actions in 2003.

July 15, 2004

MN KIDS COUNT - 2004 Data Book

Minnesota consistently ranks number one in national surveys of child well-being. What does this mean? Statistically speaking, it means that more Minnesota children are healthy, safe, economically secure and well-educated than any other state in this nation. One way to interpret this outcome is that Minnesotans value the well-being of their children, and have traditionally expressed a strong public commitment to children through public investments

January 15, 2004

feeling_the_pain_04.pdf

Minnesota lawmakers entered last year’s legislative session with a $4.2 billion budget deficit to resolve. Rather than taking a balanced approach that included tax increases and spending cuts, they temporarily closed the gap with drastic cuts to state funded services over the next two years. The true community effects of these cuts are only beginning to become apparent. This report examines the emerging impact of the cuts made to child care assistance programs.

January 15, 2004

04_MN_KCDB.pdf

Minnesota consistently ranks number one in national surveys of child well-being. What does this mean? Statistically speaking, it means that more Minnesota children are healthy, safe, economically secure and well-educated than any other state in this nation.One way to interpret this outcome is that Minnesotans value the well-being of their children,and have traditionally expressed a strong public commitment to children through public investments.

January 15, 2004

work_supports_03.pdf

Every working parent struggles to address both work and family needs. The issues involved—meeting the demands of employment and trying to afford the rising costs of health care coverage and other basic needs, while also ensuring that one’s children are in safe, supportive environments—are always difficult. However, these issues particularly impact low- and middle-income families who are also struggling to attain and maintain self-sufficiency.

March 15, 2003

Econ_DB_Sum03-web-v2.pdf

This report looks at the economic well-being of Minnesota children and families in three domains: worker characteristics, income, and economic environment. People interested in child well-being have traditionally focused on indicators of child problems such as teenage pregnancy, school drop outs, juvenile crime and child abuse and neglect. There has also been a movement to develop more promotional or asset-based indicators for children and families,looking at what contributes to healthy growth and development at both the individual and community level.

January 30, 2003

eitc_03.pdf

Public funds committed to Minnesota working families are being diverted into the hands of major tax preparation franchises and their out-of-state banking partners. This report details how the use of tax preparation services and refund anticipation loans (RALs) is concentrated among low-income families and communities. The report finds that a typical Earned Income Tax Credit (ETIC) filer pays roughly $175 for commercial tax preparation, electronic filing and a RAL loan.

January 15, 2003

surplus_spending_01.pdf

surplus_spending_01.pdf

January 25, 2002

work_support.pdf

Living in poverty can have devastating effects on children’s development, but their chances for success are greatly improved if their families get out of poverty and maintain a level of financial stability. In fact, increases in income by less than $400 per month for a family of four living in poverty have had positive impacts on children’s cognitive, social, and behavioral developmental outcomes

January 15, 2002

work_support.pdf

Living in poverty can have devastating effects on children’s development, but their chances for success are greatly improved if their families get out of poverty and maintain a level of financial stability. In fact, increases in income by less than $400 per month for a family of four living in poverty have had positive impacts on children’s cognitive, social, and behavioral developmental outcomes

January 15, 2002

parental_leave_proposal.pdf

A proposal to expand parental leave options in Minnesota

November 1, 2000

surplus_spending_00.pdf

10/01/2000 From 1997 through 2000, Minnesota???s policy makers oversaw the distribution of an unprecedented???and unexpected???amount of state money. While the state???s fiscal health provided policy makers with an unique opportunity to make long-term, strategic investments, the vast majority of the surplus was not allocated for that purpose.

October 1, 2000

Child_Nutrition_Fact_Sheet_12_10_10.pdf

CDF_WorkSupports_final6a.pdf

Immigrant_Children3.pdf

FSS2_energyassistance.pdf

Housing_0.pdf

American_Indian_Data.pdf

Safe_Communities_0.pdf

Safe_Communities3.pdf

Census2000_2010

Census2000_2010

FSS1_schoolmeals.pdf

Asset Limits Brief

Asset Limits Brief

b2b_finalreport-ec_0.pdf

kidscount06.pdf

Quality_Education3.pdf

Early Intervention SF1165

Early Intervention SF1165

2010 KCDB

2010 KIDS COUNT

5-12-11_Final_MN_HHS_Budget.pdf

2012 Legislative Priorities

2012 Legislative Priorities

KIDSCOUNT_2010.pdf

Child_Health_Disparities_in_Minnesota_0.pdf

eitc_06.pdf

Housing3.pdf

HHSChildrenImpacted

HHSChildrenImpacted

Out_of_School.pdf

Juvenile_Justice_0.pdf

Safe_Communities.pdf

Economic_Security.pdf

Child_Neglect__Abuse_in_MN_Fact_Sheet_0.pdf

Out_of_School3.pdf

HHSBudgetv32011

HHSBudgetv32011

HHS_Number_of_Children_Impacted_May_16.pdf

Leg_Update_short_ver_2.pdf

Number_of_Children_Projected_to_be_Affected_by_HHS_Cuts.pdf

The Changing Face of Minnesota's Children

The Changing Face of Minnesota's Children: Child Population Change from 2000 to 2010

2011HealthDis

2011HealthDis

Leg_Update.pdf

Leg_Update_short.pdf

NurturingFamiliesSheet.pdf

Out_of_School_Opportunities_1.pdf

2011 Legislative Update

2011 Legislative Update

Juvenile_Justice.pdf

Strong_Beginning_0.pdf

MN_Children_Families_Impacted_2011_Budget.pdf

EITC06

Keeping What They've Earned

B2B09

B2B09

Child_Health_Disparities_in_Minnesota_1.pdf

MN_Child_Poverty_ACS_Sept_2010.pdf

Analysis_Children_in_HHS_Budget_2011_.pdf

cnr_chart_final.pdf

Strong_Beginning.pdf

The_Changing_Face_of_MNs_Children_Census_2000_to_2010_smaller.pdf

Out_of_School_Opportunities_0.pdf

Nurturing_Families.pdf

road_not_traveled_06.pdf

5-13-11_Final_HHS_Budget.pdf

Immigrant_children_0.pdf

Homeless Children Research Summary

Homeless Children Research Summary

FINAL_June_16_MN_Children_Sign-On_Letter_only.pdf

Healthy3.pdf

kidscount07.pdf

KIDSCOUNT_2010_0.pdf

Healthy_0.pdf

Economic_Security_0.pdf

Ten Things to Know About Child Poverty in Minnesota

Ten Things to Know About Child Poverty in Minnesota. 2011

KIDSCOUNT_2011_PowerPoint.pdf

ND_Chip_Press_Conf_01_11.pdf

HHS Number of Children Impacted 5/15/11

HHS Number of Children Impacted 5/15/11

Governor's 2010 Legislative Session Budget Recommendations

Governor's 2010 Legislative Session Budget Recommendations

MFIP and Children HF2294

MFIP and Children HF2294

Child_Neglect__Abuse_in_MN_Fact_Sheet.pdf

Maternal Depression Report

Maternal Depression Report

CDF_10ThingsPoverty_09_final21.pdf

Social_Action_Day_2011_-_MN_Cuts.pdf

Immigrant_children.pdf

ND_Chip_Press_Conf_01_11_0.pdf

great_start_web.pdf

ND_CHIP_report_Dec_2010.pdf

Fifty-Six_Percent_Increase_in_MN_Child_Poverty_0.pdf

FinalHHSBudget_2011

FinalHHSBudget_2011

Final_HHS_Budget_-_July_26_2011v3.pdf

Economic_Security3.pdf

2012 End of Session Summary

2012 End of Session Summary

Strong_Beginning3.pdf

Maternal_Depression_fact_sheet_0.pdf

MN_Children_Families_Impacted_2011_Budget_v2.pdf

Maternal Depression Summary

Maternal Depression Summary

Housing.pdf

Quality_Education.pdf

Nurturing_Families3.pdf

Quality_Education_0.pdf

Juvenile_Justice3.pdf

Healthy.pdf

Portrait_of_Inequality_FINAL_with_citations_1-3-11.pdf

Visible Child

VCWG

Ending Child Poverty Now - Minnesota

Strategies to end child poverty in Minnesota.

Work Supports Report 2010

Work Supports Report 2010

10Things09

10Things09

CDF_AssetLimits_final_0.pdf

5-12-11_Final_MN_HHS_Budget_4.pdf

KCDB2011_profiles_MN_FINAL-rev.pdf

Leg_Update_short_ver_3.pdf

Nurturing_Families_0.pdf

Out_of_School_Opportunities.pdf