Research is at the heart of the Children Foundation of Mississippi. With expert research conducted by ourselves and other trusted organizations, organizations in Mississippi are able to work from an accurate picture of the current status of children in the state.

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COVID-19 & Our Children: A Data Brief

Our Goal In the face of COVID-19, it is our goal as a community to protect the health and safety of our children and their teachers. We want our schools…
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Blueprint for Improving the Future of Mississippi’s Children

Our team partnered with graduate students from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on the Blueprint’s extensive research and analysis. We were founded on the belief that for Mississippi…
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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book

2021 State Trends in Child Well-Being AECF also creates a profile for each state, highlighting the most recent data and comparing it to 2010’s. Despite ranking 50th in the nation…
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Using Chronic Absence to Map Interrupted Schooling, Instructional Loss and Educational Inequity

This new report from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center offers critical insights into which student groups, schools and districts are likely to need additional support to recover from…
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Mississippi’s Risk & Reach Report

Understanding the needs (“risks”) of children andyouth within their environments (education, health,economic, and family/community) coupled with theavailable opportunities (“reach”) is at the heart of thisreport. This is important to approximately…
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Kids, Families and COVID-19: A KIDS COUNT Policy Report

Mississippi KIDS COUNT, the research component of the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, is participating in the national release of this report. It shares crucial new data about how Mississippi children…
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Untapped Potential: How Childcare Impacts Mississippi’s State Economy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation partnered with the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi on this report to better understand the unique needs of Mississippi’s working…
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COVID-19: Household Pulse Survey

The Household Pulse Survey is designed to deploy quickly and efficiently, collecting data on a range of ways in which people’s lives have been impacted by the pandemic. Data will…
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2020 Mississippi KIDS COUNT Factbook

Because the amount of dollars Mississippi will receive for federal programs serving so many children and families in the state are based on census counts, we have devoted the 2020…
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