• 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 Sept. 16-Oct. 12) for the loss of income and food insecurity measures. In both 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 Sept. 30th-Oct. 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 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 home device/internet access and post-secondary education measures pull from the Census Bureau’s Pulse Survey. The former draws on the analysis of this survey in the Kids Count data center (covering the iterations of the survey administered Sept. 16-Oct. 12), which suppresses results for DC’s Latinx families because small numbers mean the data has a high margin of error. The latter pulls directly from the Census data (covering the iterations of the survey administered Sept. 30th-Oct. 26), specifically Education Table 6: Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic on Post-Secondary Educational Plans, by Select Characteristics.
  • The early care and education statistic cited.
  • 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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