Research Connections State Data Tools

Developed by the National Center for Children in Poverty, these tools allow you to create customized tables or profiles for a range of early childhood and social welfare policies and state-level statistics.

50-State Policy Tracker

Build custom tables with data on sources of assistance for low-income families and children, such as CCDF subsidies, state and federal child and dependent care tax credits, and other policies, using NCCP's 50-State Policy Tracker. Data are drawn from NCCP's 50-State Policies Database, which compiles the most recent 50-state information on policies that affect low-income families and children.

50-State Demographics Wizard

Build custom tables with state-level statistics on education, employment, family structure, race/ethnicity, and the relationship between these variables and family income using NCCP's 50-State Demographics Wizard. Data are drawn from NCCP's 50-State Demographics Database and are calculated by NCCP from data in the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

50-State Early Childhood Policy Profiles

50-State Early Childhood Policy Profiles allow you to view state, regional, or national profiles that integrate policy and demographic data in the areas of health and nutrition, early care and learning, and parenting and economic supports. These concise, four-page profiles show what states are and are not doing on more than 30 policies states can choose to promote healthy early childhood development. 50-state data tables can be downloaded for comparisons across states.

Family Resource Simulator

Use NCCP's Family Resource Simulator to model the impact of child care assistance and family child care choices on the resources and expenses of a hypothetical family. The Simulator is a web-based tool that shows how state and federal policies interact and affect low- to moderate-income families as parental work effort and earnings increase. Simulators are currently available for 16 states and Washington, D.C.

Income Converter

Use NCCP's Income Converter to make comparisons among income figures, the federal poverty level, and state median incomes. Enter one of the following values--annual income, percent of the federal poverty level, or percent of state median income -- and the Income Converter will return the other two values.

Young Child Risk Calculator

Use NCCP's Young Child Risk Calculator to find the percentage of young children in each state who are experiencing risk factors that pose threats to their well-being and development. Early childhood risk factors are circumstances in a young child's life that increase the chance of poor outcomes in such areas as school performance, health, or mental health. The young child risk calculator provides three charts that show the following information: 1) the percentage of young children in a state, within a specified age range, who are experiencing both selected risk factors (e.g., teen parent, residential mobility) and economic hardship at a specified level (extreme poverty, poverty, low-income); 2) the percentage of young children in a state, within a specified age range, who are experiencing selected risk factors; 3) the percentage of young children in a state, within a specified age range, who are experiencing multiple risks. This information is available for children under age 3, ages 3-5, and under age 6.