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New Issue Brief on the Child Tax Credit Expansion

Congress has an opportunity to help South Dakotans not only recover from the effects of the coronavirus, but to create a nation that includes everyone in its growing economy.

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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 32nd annual KIDS COUNT Data Book looks at child well-being in states and territories across the country. See how South Dakota stacks up in this new report.

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New report shows South Dakota families with children struggling during COVID crisis; food security and health care greatest concerns

South Dakota is falling short on food security and health care for families, according to Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and a Roadmap for Recovery, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how families are faring during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Thoughtful, effective policies and programs rely on solid data. South Dakota KIDS COUNT is dedicated to providing current, relevant, and reliable data to shape the issues affecting South Dakota children and families.


South Dakota KIDS COUNT releases research, data-driven publications, and analysis to help keep policymakers, community members, and advocates up-to-date on the issues affecting South Dakota children and families.


Stay up-to-date with all of the latest announcements, press statements, and news stories about South Dakota KIDS COUNT and our data-driven work to help children in our state.


South Dakota KIDS COUNT gives presentations on the data and provides our expertise on the well-being of children. Find links to our presentations and other resources.

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South Dakota KIDS COUNT is dedicated to improving the well-being of children in our state. When policy decisions are rooted in data and research, kids grow up in economically secure families, live in resilient communities, and meet developmental, health, and educational milestones.

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