Fast Fact- January 26, 2018

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: January 26, 2018

In 2016, 11.7 percent of births in Colorado were to women with less than 12 years of education, or women without a high school diploma or GED. The 2016 figure is the lowest percentage reported in the state since 1990, when 17.6 percent of births were to women without a high school diploma or GED. Research demonstrates that the level of a mother’s educational attainment is linked with the health and development of her child. To learn more about births to women with less than 12 years of education in specific Colorado counties last year, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.