Census 2020: Young Children and the Census Undercount

June 5, 2019 Webinar hosted by ECFC
The Decennial Census happens every ten years and it is the only time we count everyone–adults, children and babies, citizens, immigrants, and visitors. Census data informs the allocation of federal, state, and local dollars, and states, localities, and businesses use census data for community planning, including where to open new stores and distribute school funding.
Yet, in 2010, one in five children were missed because their family did not return the form, and four in five children lived in families that returned the form but didn’t include the young child on it. An under-count of young children in the Census is critical to the child’s and family’s access to resources such as housing, jobs, equitable education, and health care. Early childhood funders also face obstacles in advocating for children and families when Census data is unreliable and misrepresents demographic data.
Join ECFC for a conversation with and for funders to explore the factors contributing to young children’s under-count in the Census and actionable strategies that funders can undertake to ensure that every child is counted when the next Census takes place on April 1, 2020.


  • Deborah Stein, Network Director, Partnership for America’s Children 
  • Kiki Jamieson, Ph.D., President, The Fund for New Jersey
  • Florencia Gutierrez, Senior Research Associate – KIDS COUNT, Annie E. Casey Foundation

Related Resource:

Count All Kids, Census 2020 – Partnership for America’s Children


June 5, 2019
1:00pm-2pm ET


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