• 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 June 9 – August 16) for the loss of income and food insecurity measures.
  • For the at-risk housing measure the report pulls directly from the Census data (covering the iterations of the survey administered August 18-September 13) 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 number of scheduled evictions is based on the listing at https://ota.dc.gov/page/scheduled-evictions.
  • The rate of 12-15 year olds having a COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the number of children and youth confirmed to have had COVID-19, are based on data available from DC Health at https://coronavirus.dc.gov/data.
  • 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 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) survey results reported at https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/user-74/naeyc_state_survey_data_august_2021.pdf.
  • For more information about parent concerns with returning to in-person learning, see https://dcist.com/story/21/07/30/dcps-parents-covid-vaccine-medical-exemption-schools. The count of DCPS schools with COVID-19 cases is based on the analysis of DCPS updates provided at https://dcpscoviddash.wixsite.com/website. The information about the newly introduced legislation is at https://twitter.com/ChmnMendelson/status/1443607044876087298.

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