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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017

Economic Circumstances

A young girl stirring the contents of a mixing bowl

The well-being of children depends greatly on the economic circumstances and material well-being of their families. Indicators of economic resources include the income and poverty status of children's families and the secure employment of children's parents. An indicator on food insecurity presents information on the difficulty of obtaining adequate food among households with children. These indicators provide a broad perspective on children's economic situations.