ERIC Number: ED357110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC.
This publication brings together the best available data to measure the health and the economic, educational, and social well-being of children in the United States. The report focuses on the following 10 indicators of child and adolescent health, education, and socioeconomic status: (1) percentage of low-birth weight babies; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate; (4) percent graduating from high school; (5) percentage of teens not in school or the work force; (6) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (7) teen violent death rate; (8) percentage of all births that are to single teens; (9) percentage of children in single-parent families; and (10) percentage of children in poverty. Following a foreword and a section offering an overview and selected findings, the bulk of this document contains tables and figures presenting the data. These are grouped in two sections, the first contains national profiles of various indicators, for the nation as a whole and for minority groups. This section also includes data displayed on national indicator maps. The second and largest section offers the same data on a state-by-state basis alphabetically by state and including data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Appendixes contain scores and national rankings, states in rank order by indicator, and multi-year trend data for indicators. Also includes notes, sources, and a list of KIDS COUNT projects at local locations. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Child Welfare, Demography, Dropout Rate, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs, High School Graduates, National Surveys, Profiles, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Violence
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; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States