South Carolina Early Childhood Data Report

Publication Summary:

This data book serves to share information about the environmental factors impacting children, ages 8 and under, in South Carolina, compared to North Carolina, Georgia, and the United States as a whole.


There is no one comprehensive indicator of child well-being. Rather, well-being spans physical, social-emotional, and cognitive health and development. Since children do not grow up in a vacuum from their parents or communities, there are a variety of factors that influence overall well-being and long-term flourishing.


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Author(s): Amanda McDougald Scott, ICS Research Associate Sean Rusnak, Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Megan Carolan, ICS Director of Policy Research
Publication Date: March 2019
Publication Type: Policy Brief
Publication Topic: Policy & Advocacy
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