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Equity Data and Reports

Significant research has been undertaken to document the effects of structural racism on children birth through eight. These resources can help state advocates demonstrate the crucial need for antiracist early childhood policy.

Taxes and Racial Equity

Taxes and Racial Equity: An Overview of State and Local Policy Impacts

Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy — This report examines how policymakers can generate more economic and racial equity with better decisions about state and local taxes. By enacting progressive income taxes with more brackets at the top, restoring estate or inheritance taxes, taxing earnings from wealth at least as much as earnings from work, and taxing wealth itself, policymakers can meaningfully address economic and racial inequality and create a more equitable nation. (March 2021)

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Federal Policies Can Address the Impact of Structural Racism on Black Families’ Access to Early Care and Education

Child Trends — Black Americans’ social standing in the United States has been shaped by a long history of racism in laws, policies, and practices that has built racist institutions and created and exacerbated inequality.This brief sheds light on the role of federal policies in creating, maintaining, and addressing inequities brought about by structural racism, with a specific focus on access to early care and education for Black families. (March 2021)

Black Families with Children Demographic Report

Family, Economic, and Geographic Characteristics of Black Families with Children

Child Trends — This brief provides a brief summary of recent data and historical context on family structure, employment and income, and geography for Black people with young children in the United States. (March 2021)


Access to High-Quality Early Education and Racial Equity

National Institute for Early Education Research — In this policy analysis, NIEER documents that access to high quality ECE in the U.S. is low and unequal. While Black children enroll in center-based ECE at about the same rate as their White Non-Hispanic peers, with higher rates of enrollment in publicly funded programs, the quality of their preschool experiences differs. (June 2020)


Using Disaggregated Data to Inform Policies, Practices, and Decision-making

Annie E. Casey FoundationBy The Numbers: A Race for Results Case Study demonstrates how collecting and analyzing disaggregated race-based data can help leaders and communities effectively manage and allocate resources to help children and families. (March 2016)