Get the latest data and research.

For over 40 years, the Children’s Defense Fund has been a leader in providing the latest national- and state-level data on children and policies.

In this section, you can find reports, fact sheets, and issue briefs created by our national and state offices. Some of our most notable publications include The State of America’s Children®, Portrait of Inequality, and Ending Child Poverty Now. Our factsheets and briefs span many areas: child poverty, income and wealth inequality, housing and homelessness, child hunger and nutrition, child health, early childhood, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence.