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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021

Family and Social Environment

Family smiling in front of their home

The composition and structure of children's families and their social environments have lasting implications for well-being throughout their lives. The seven indicators presented here include family structure and children's living arrangements, births to unmarried women, child care, the presence of a foreign-born parent, the language spoken at home and difficulty speaking English, adolescent births, and child maltreatment.