ERIC Number: ED396854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Data Book 1996: State Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
This book provides a national and state-by-state (including the District of Columbia) compilation of benchmarks of the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children in the United States. Ten indicators of children's well-being are taken from government sources: (1) percent low birth-weight babies; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate, ages 1-14; (4) teen violent death rate, ages 15-19; (5) teen birth rate, ages 15-17; (6) juvenile violent crime arrest rate, ages 10-17; (7) percent of teens who are high school dropouts, ages 16-19; (8) percent of teens not attending school and not working, ages 16-19; (9) percent of children in poverty; and (10) percent of families with children headed by a single parent. An overview discusses the implications of the increase in percentage of American children in working-poor families and possible actions to reduce or eliminate their risks. A summary and findings section presents overall trends for each indicator. The bulk of the book consists of graphic and numerical presentations of the indicators nationwide and by state. For each state, background information is presented on demographic changes, income and poverty, health and education, and percent of children in working-poor families. Appendices delineate standard scores and national rankings, states in rank order by indicator, multi-year trend data for Kids Count Indicators, and multi-year national composite ranks. The document ends with definitions of the Kids Count Indicators, the rationale for their selection, primary contacts for State Kids Count Projects, and a list of organizations disseminating this publication. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Health, Children, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Working Poor
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Attn: Kids Count Data Book, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers: Arrests; United States