Definition: Estimated percentage of teens ages 16-19 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school (e.g., in 2018, 6.5% of California teens ages 16-19 were not in school and not working).
Data Source: As cited on kidsdata.org, Population Reference Bureau, analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey summary files and public use microdata (Dec. 2019).
Definition: Number of felony arrests per 1,000 youth ages 10-17 (e.g., in 2018, the felony arrest rate among California juveniles was 4.1 arrests per 1,000 youth ages 10-17).
Data Source: As cited on kidsdata.org, California Dept. of Justice, Crime Statistics: Arrests; California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates and Projections (May 2019).
Definition: Estimated percentage of children ages 0-17 living in families with resources below 50% of their California Poverty Measure (CPM) poverty threshold (e.g., in 2014-2016, 4.9% of California children lived in deep poverty, according to the CPM).
Data Source: As cited on kidsdata.org, Public Policy Institute of California, & Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, California Poverty Measure (Nov. 2018).
Definition: Number of children and youth ages 0-20 in foster care on July 1, per 1,000 children/youth (e.g., on July 1, 2018, 5.3 per 1,000 California children/youth were in foster care).
Data Source: As cited on kidsdata.org, Webster, D., et al. California Child Welfare Indicators Project Reports. UC Berkeley Center for Social Services Research (Jul. 2019).
Definition: Percentage of public high school students who do not complete high school, based on the four-year adjusted cohort dropout rate (e.g., among California students who started high school in 2011, 10.7% exited before graduating with their class in 2015).
Data Source: As cited on kidsdata.org, California Dept. of Education, California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) (May 2016).
Definition: Number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 (e.g., in 2016, there were 15.7 births per 1,000 California women ages 15-19).
Data Source: As cited on kidsdata.org, California Dept. of Public Health, Birth Statistical Master Files; California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates and Projections, 2000-2009, 2010-2060; CDC WONDER, Natality Public-Use Data (Feb. 2019).