ERIC Number: ED369524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginia Kids Count Data Book: 1993 County Profiles of Child Well-Being.
West Virginia Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, Charleston.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Survey Research Center.
This report provides information on 12 indicators of child and adolescent health, education, and economic status in West Virginia at the state and county level. It includes a state profile, a minority profile, and 55 county profiles. Each of the indicators is discussed on a state-wide basis. The bulk of the report consists of one-page county profiles, each of which contains a chart showing the percentage increase or decrease in each of the 12 indicators from 1980 to 1991, actual rates in each period, state rate, and county rank. Tables outlining county demographic and family income data are also presented. The report documents several alarming trends. First, nearly 30 percent of West Virginia women giving birth for the first time are starting families with significant disadvantages, falling into at least 2 of 3 categories: they have less than 12 years of schooling, they are unmarried, or they are under age 20. The state's unmarried teen pregnancy rate also increased by 60 percent from 1980 to 1991. On the positive side, the report notes that rates have declined significantly for infant and child mortality, high school dropouts, and overall teenage pregnancy. Appendixes provide information about indicator definitions, methodology, and sources, along with the raw data for each county. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Pregnancy, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Unwed Mothers
West Virginia Kids Count, West Virginia Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, 1031 Quarrier Street, Suite 313, Atlas Building, Charleston, WV 25301.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, Charleston.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Survey Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia