ERIC Number: ED366431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Kids Count 1993: Imagine the Possibilities. County by County Data and Prescription for Change.
Nagle, Ami; And Others
This report provides a statistical profile of child and family well-being in Illinois, on a county-by-county basis, considering education, health, special needs, economic security, and urban and rural concerns. Comparisons of statewide data to those for neighboring states are also included. In education, information is presented on spending per pupil, Head Start enrollment, and children in special education. In child health, data are provided for prenatal care, infant mortality, and low-birthweight babies. A section on children with special needs examines statistics on at-risk families, indications of abuse and neglect, and children in foster care. For economic security, facts about poverty, family structure, families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children, median family income, and unemployment are introduced. Specific policy recommendations to improve conditions in each of these areas are presented. A discussion of methodology and sources is also included. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Health, Child Welfare, Comparative Analysis, Counties, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Structure, Local Norms, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, State Aid, State Surveys, Statistical Data
Voices for Illinois Children, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1580, Chicago, IL 60604 ($10; $5 for bound photocopy).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.; Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.
Authoring Institution: Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago.
Note: For related documents, see ED 352 196 and PS 021 987.