• Most measures (loss of income, at-risk housing, and food insecurity) pull from the Census Bureau’s Pulse Survey on Measuring Household Experiences during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
  • The report draws on the analysis of this survey in the Kids Count data portal (covering the iterations of the survey administered Feb. 17 – March 29) for the loss of income, food insecurity, and device/internet access measures. In all three cases, this analysis suppresses results for DC’s Latinx families because small numbers mean the data has a high margin of error.
  • For the at-risk housing measure the report pulls directly from the Census data (covering the iterations of the survey administered March 17 -April 26) so as to look specifically at renters rather than at all households because of the greater instability these families face. This is in Housing Table 2b.
  • The rate of 12-15 year olds having a COVID-19 vaccine are based on June 21 oversight responses from the Deputy Mayor of Education, as shared at https://twitter.com/CMLewisGeorgeW4/status/1407396905794027524 and https://janeeseward4.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/DME-FY22-BOH-Follow-up-2_6.21.21.pdf.
  • The Youth unemployment insurance numbers pull from the U.S. Department of Labor’s data downloads page, specifically ETA 203: Characteristics of the Insured Unemployed.
  • The early care and education statistic from Center for American Progress is cited here, and the other early learning data points are from our November 2020 report on The Status of DC Child Care During COVID19.
  • The out of school time information is based on conversations with DCPS 21st Century Community Learning Center and other OST staff.

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