Statistics on children, youth and families in Puerto Rico from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Youth Development Institute
Children age 12 to 17 years in poverty in Puerto Rico
Children age 12 to 17 years in poverty
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because one or more years have been deselected.
Why This Indicator Matters
Definition and Source
To determine the family income it is considered: earnings, unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, public assistance, veterans' payments, survivor benefits, pension or retirement income, interest, dividends, rents, royalties, income from estates, trusts, educational assistance, alimony, child support, assistance from outside the household, and other miscellaneous sources.
On the other side, these values does not includes information about unrelated individuals under age 15, institutional group quarters (such as prisons or nursing homes), nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks and people living situations without conventional housing (and who are not in shelters). Also noncash benefits like food stamps, housing subsides, capital gain or losses, and the income of non- relatives in the household are not considered.
Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud (Youth Development Institute)
The Youth Development Institute (IDJ, for its acronym in Spanish) promotes research and public policies to strengthen the economic security of families with children and youth with the objective of substantially reducing child poverty in Puerto Rico. IDJ boost change by developing evidence based public policy recommendations, empowering those affected to participate in the decision-making process, and fostering alliances. Also, by conducting research that deepens understanding of the problem to forge possible solutions and disseminating data to increase general knowledge about the challenges children and youth in poverty face in Puerto Rico.Learn More
- Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud (Youth Development Institute)
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Caridad Arroyo
- Kids Count Project Manager
- [email protected]