ERIC Number: ED206774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Raising a New Generation in the South. A Report for the Task Force on Southern Children, Southern Growth Policies Board.
This is a statistical survey of children in the South, designed for the use of public policy makers, child advocates, and human service specialists. Section one presents a general demographic overview that includes birth rates, migration and growth trends, and racial distribution. The second section provides statistics on living arrangements, mothers working outside the home, and the economic circumstances of the southern family. The third section outlines the health situation for young southerners with information on health coverage and utilization, infant mortality, birth weights, teenage pregnancy, handicapped children, family planning, immunization, dental care, and the causes of death in children. Section four presents statistics that show the number of children receiving support under Medicaid and Aid to Families with Dependent Children. The last section describes the educational picture in the south, and presents data for enrollments, dropouts, and government educational expenditures. An extensive appendix provides supporting statistical materials. (APM)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Child Welfare, Children, Cohort Analysis, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Ethnic Distribution, Family Characteristics, Health Needs, Health Services, Migration Patterns, Population Distribution, Socioeconomic Status, State Federal Aid, Welfare Services, Youth
Southern Growth Policies Board, Box 12293, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Growth Policies Board, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia