ERIC Number: ED346188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC.
This third annual report uses nine benchmarks of child and adolescent health, education, and socioeconomic well-being to measure the condition of American children across the nation and state by state. The benchmarks are as follows: (1) percent low birth weight babies; (2) infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births); (3) child death rate (ages 1-14 years) (per 100,000 children); (4) teen violent death rate (ages 15-19 years) (per 100,000 teens); (5) percent of all births that are to single teens; (6) juvenile custody rate (ages 10-15 years) (per 100,000 youth); (7) percent graduating from high school; (8) percent of children in poverty; and (9) percent of children in single-parent families. The document includes an overview with highlights of the findings including a chart showing national composite ranks for all states. A section of national and state profiles contains an outline of the national situation regarding each of the benchmarks and the percent change since 1980, a national minority profile, and individual state profiles for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Appendices contain charts showing national goals and performance for children, scores and national rankings of the states, a 3-year profile of the changes since this publications was first produced, and states in rank order by indicator. Notes on the definition of key terms are provided along with a listing of data sources, information in the publishing institution, and partners in the project. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Children, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs, Infant Mortality, Infants, Juvenile Justice, Minority Group Children, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Population Trends, Poverty, Profiles, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
KIDS COUNT, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Suite 503, 1250 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC.