America’s Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness (2014)
American Institute for Research, Ellen L. Bassuk, Carmela J. DeCandia, Corey Anne Beach, Fred Berman
Search terms: national, California, census, homeless youth, policy
Summary: A report on child homelessness within the United States in 2013 using recent federal data. The report provides state profiles using more than 30 measures related to child homelessness for each state, including the number of homeless children over time, measures of well-being of children and the risk for child homelessness, and a summary of the state policy environment. The state profiles include rankings of states’ relative positions across these measures, along with an overall ranking of state performance. California performed poorly by various metrics, including second-to-last for homeless youth policy.