ERIC Number: ED383426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginia Kids Count Data Book: 1994 County Profiles of Child Well-Being.
West Virginia Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, Charleston.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Survey Research Center.; West Virginia Kids Count Fund, Charleston.
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. The report 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 1-page county profiles, each of which contains a chart showing the percentage increase or decrease in each of the 12 indicators from 1980 to 1992, actual rates in each period, state rate, and county rank, as well as tables outlining county demographic and family income data. The data indicate that between 1980 and 1992, fewer children were dying before the first birthday, fewer teenagers were dropping out of school, more eligible children were enrolled in Head Start, and fewer teenagers were dying from injuries. On the negative side, a greater percentage of West Virginia's babies were born with low birth-weight, a greater percent of unmarried teenagers were having babies, and a greater number of children received free or reduced-price school meals. Appendixes provide information about indicator definitions, methodology, and sources, along with the raw data for each county. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Pregnancy, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund, 1031 Quarrier Street, Suite 313, Atlas Building, Charleston, WV 25301 ($5).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, Charleston.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Survey Research Center.; West Virginia Kids Count Fund, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia