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Well-being Index

The Well-being Index of Children and Youth is a tool that offers an in-depth look of the conditions in which of children and youth between ages 0 to 21 live in Puerto Rico.

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Public Policy

The Institute for Youth Development (Instituto del Desarrollo de la Juventud, IDJ) seeks to advance public policies for the welfare of children, focusing on reducing child poverty and promoting the economic security of their families.

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Get involved

Working in partnership with individuals, organizations, government, businesses and foundations is the best way to achieve the changes necessary to improve the economic situation of children and their families.

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Statistics in Puerto Rico


Children and young people under the poverty level.


Children and young people in a single parent family.



Families with children and young people in the nutrition assistance program.


Students between 9th and 12th grade who are overweight.



High school students who did not attend class because they felt unsafe.


Children and young people who were confirmed victims of abuse. (x1,000)



Number of students per teacher per school year.


Birth rate for teenage girls between 15-19 years of age. (x1,000)



High school students who are bullying victims in the past 12 months.


Young people between 16-19 years of age who do not attend class and are unemployed.