ERIC Number: ED394717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 1996 Data Book.
Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Minnesota KIDS COUNT focuses on key risk indicators for children and describes the condition of children in each of Minnesota's 87 counties. According to this second annual report, another generation of children is at risk of growing up with decreasing resources, evidenced by increasing arrest rates for violent crimes and substantiated reports of child abuse and neglect. This report looks at three indicators of birth circumstances and health: (1) children born to teenage mothers; (2) children born at low birth weight; and (3) children not fully immunized. Three indicators of income are examined: (1) children in poverty; (2) children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); and (3) children eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches. Other indicators detailed are: (1) children dropping out of school; (2) children arrested for violent crime; (3) children abused or neglected; and (4) children dying violently. Section 1 deals with these indicators of risk, describing and analyzing each category. Section 2 presents county profiles for Minnesota. For each county, a brief description, map, demographic information (including population, number of children, number of children under age 6), and statistics under the categories of "Family Economics,""Birth Circumstances and Health," and "Signs of Trouble" are provided. An addendum is included, "1993 Substantiated Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect," divided by county. (BGC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Births to Single Women, Census Figures, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Counties, Crime, Death, Demography, Dropouts, Infant Mortality, Low Income, Mothers, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Resources, Unwed Mothers, Violence, Well Being
Congregations Concerned for Children, 122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 218, Minneapolis, MN 55404 ($12, non-profit and individual rate; $15, for-profit and institutional rate; plus $1.50 postage and handling. A 12-minute videotape is also available).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Childrens Defense Fund; Minnesota; Vaccination
Note: For 1994 report and summary, see ED 385 372.