ERIC Number: ED369848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-17
Reference Count: N/A
Evening the Odds: Taking Action for Kentucky's African American Children and Their Families.
Olinger, Betty; Partee, Teresa
The 1989 census data for the state of Kentucky reveals that African American children are more than twice as likely to be poor as White children, three times more likely to grow up in a single parent family than White children, and twice as likely as White children to live in a home that is rented as opposed to owned. The data also show that the African Americans' per capita income is only 65 percent that of Whites. This report, focusing on Kentucky's African American children and their families, analyzes trend data and presents statistics in five areas of concern: health, out-of-home placements, education, employment, and housing. It suggests actions to improve the status of African American children and families at the family, community, and governmental levels. Data sheets are also provided covering 1990 census data, 1992 vital statistics, and indicator trend data for each county within the state possessing the most African American households as well as in area development districts. (GLR)
Descriptors: Blacks, Census Figures, Child Health, Community Action, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Family Income, Family Structure, Foster Care, Housing, Infant Mortality, Minority Group Children, Population Trends, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc., Louisville.; Kentucky Kids Count Consortium.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky