ERIC Number: ED402007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginia Kids Count Data Book: 1995 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 Kids Count report presents data measuring the health and the economic, educational, and social well-being of children in West Virginia at the state and county levels. It measures 12 indicators of child and adolescent health, education, and economic status, but focuses on the following 10 indicators, called "Family Supports for At-Risk Children," that reflect the state's capacity to care for its youngest children: (1) percent births with early prenatal care; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) percent eligible women, infants, and children receiving WIC food and nutrition education services; (4) percent eligible children receiving Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment services; (5) percent 2-year-olds completing recommended immunization plan at health departments; (6) percent poor and near poor children receiving Medicaid; (7) percent children under 6 years with working parents without regulated day care; (8) percent eligible children served by Head Start; (9) percent of all children approved for free and reduced school meals; and (10) percent of all births to mothers with less than a 12th grade education. Following a foreword and overview outlining the Kids Count project, the report includes the following: a display of 10 state maps graphically representing the aforementioned indicators; status of children by indicator; West Virginia Kids Count scores and composite county rankings; West Virginia state profile; West Virginia minority profile; county profiles in alphabetical order; and three appendices containing definitions, methodology, and sources; notes on statistics and methodology; and a list of committee and staff members. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Day Care, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, State Surveys, Well Being
West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund, 1031 Quarrier Street, Suite 313, Atlas Building, Charleston, WV 25301 ($5).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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