CDF-MN Publication Archives

Child Care: A Two-Generation Approach to Family Economic Security

Child Care: A Two-Generation Approach to Family Economic Security

May 9, 2017

Evaluating Early Childhood Program Access

Evaluating Early Childhood Program Access

April 26, 2017

Minnesota Paid Family & Medical Leave Act Fact Sheet

Minnesota Paid Family & Medical Leave Act Fact Sheet

September 28, 2016

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

KIDS COUNT DataSnapshot High Poverty MN

KIDS COUNT DataSnapshot High Poverty MN

February 1, 2012

KIDS COUNT DataSnapshot High Poverty MN

KIDS COUNT DataSnapshot High Poverty MN

February 1, 2012

2012 Early Report_CEED

2012 Early Report_CEED

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 MFIP report

2012 MFIP report

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

ChildAbuse10

ChildAbuse10

January 1, 2010

CDF_AssetLimits_final_0.pdf

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

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

2007 KCDB

2007 KIDS COUNT

July 15, 2007

10_QuickFacts2007

10 Quick Facts About Poverty

January 1, 2007

10_QuickFacts2007

10 Quick Facts About Poverty

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

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

July 15, 2006

kidscount06.pdf

kidscount 06

July 15, 2006

kidscount06.pdf

kidscount 06

July 15, 2006

ChildCare06

Missed Opportunities in Child Care

June 15, 2006

EITC06

Keeping What They've Earned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American_Indian_Data.pdf

Child_Neglect__Abuse_in_MN_Fact_Sheet.pdf