ERIC Number: ED382431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Nebraska, 1994 Report: A Second Look.
Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha.; Voices for Children in Nebraska, Omaha.
This document reports demographic data on children living in Nebraska for the year 1994. The report focuses on children living in households with low incomes, defined as below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. Sources of information include census data and reports from Nebraska state agencies. Data indicate that 30 percent of Nebraskans are children ages 19 and under and that slightly more than half of Nebraska's children live in rural or nonmetropolitan areas. The report covers the following: (1) the number of children who were low-income, categorized by race or ethnic group (White, Black, Native American, Asian, Hispanic, and other) and by residence in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; (2) the number of families who received Aid to Dependent Children financial assistance, food stamps, and Medicaid; (3) the number of families in nonmetropolitan and metropolitan areas who spent more than 35 percent of their total income on housing costs, who are overcrowded, or who are homeless; (4) the number of children living in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas who participated in health and nutrition programs, and statistics on teen birth rates, infant mortality, low birth weight, prenatal care, alcohol and tobacco use, and child death; (5) the number of registered and licensed child care providers and the number of children served by Head Start and special education services; (6) the number of cases of abuse and neglect investigated yearly and the number of registered foster care homes; and (7) the number of juveniles arrested for crimes. The report also includes figures and photographs, a data sheet that allows comparisons between counties, definitions of indicators, and a listing of Kids Count team members and advisors. (LP)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Census Figures, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Housing, Low Income, Metropolitan Areas, Nonmetropolitan Areas, Poverty, Preschool Education, Rural Education, Social Indicators, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Whites
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha.; Voices for Children in Nebraska, Omaha.
Note: Photographs and figures may not reproduce adequately.