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2017 KIDS COUNT County Data Book introduces benchmarks for child well-being

By Mara Powell The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book offers the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children have improved, worsened or stayed the same over a five-year period. It also calculates how many children would be impacted if Kentucky was able to make just a 10 percent improvement for each measure. Detailed data is available

Butterfly effect: Insight into how Kentucky’s children are doing when it comes to health.

By Terry Brooks   A few years back, I came across an article in the MIT Technology Review about the power of the “butterfly effect.” It outlined the ground-breaking research of Edward Lorenz on chaos. As a pioneer in climate research, Lorenz documented that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in South America affected air