Includes research and datasets. Click on Policy Resources for state data tools which "allow you to create customized tables or profiles for a range of early childhood and social welfare policies and state-level statistics." Research Connections is operated by the National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan,
"A non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for over 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation."
"Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media."
"The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation." Information on health policy issues and health care. Includes health data by state (click on "State Policy" and then click on "State Health Facts").
IWPR conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. Includes policy reports and other resources including a 2004, 84 page report on the status of women in specific U.S. states and in various foreign countries
Issue guides on a variety of subjects including the family, child care, poverty and welfare, and Social Security."Public Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to strengthen our democracy's capacity to take on tough issues."
News, research reports and issue analysis by the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization. Examples of topics included are: adolescents and youth development, children, cities and metropolitan regions, elderly, families/parenting, housing, and welfare reform and safety net issues.