ERIC Number: ED375239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
WISKIDS Count Data Book 1994: A Portrait of Child Well-Being in Wisconsin.
This report on the well being of the children of Wisconsin is motivated in part by growing evidence of the adverse circumstances of many children today. The report is descriptive, rather than analytic, and does not attempt to explain relations among variables. Section 1, the introduction, is followed by county-based information in section 2 on a number of indicators of child welfare. This information is presented as percentages or rates per thousand whenever possible. Section 3 presents data on child well-being in some of Wisconsin's larger cities. To provide a sense of scale, section 4 presents actual numbers by county for selected indicators reported as percentages or rates elsewhere. Section 5 describes the sources of information in this document and the calculations used to generate the data. It also describes some of the limitations of the data. In general, the child population of Wisconsin is becoming a smaller segment of the whole, although there are areas where the numbers of children, and the corresponding need for services, are increasing. Twelve tables and one graph in Section 1 compliment the discussion; tables for each of Wisconsin's 72 counties summarize county details; tables for Wisconsi's major cities present data on child well-being; and tables showing selected incidence numbers of child abuse by county are presented. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Income, Local Government, One Parent Family, Poverty, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Well Being
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, 16 N. Carroll Street, #420, Madison, WI 53703 ($12); individual state, county, and city pages are available for a minimal fee, make check payable to Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin