ERIC Number: ED402091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1992.
Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.
This factbook presents statistics and examines trends for nine indicators of children's well-being in Georgia. The indicators are: (1) number and percent of low birthweight infants; (2) infant death rate; (3) death rate of children ages 1 to 14 years; (4) violent death rate of teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (5) rate of child abuse and neglect; (6) numbers of juveniles committed to state custody; (7) birthrates to teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (8) high school dropout rates for teenagers 16 and older; and (9) child poverty rate. The principal finding of this analysis is that thousands of Georgia children are jeopardized by poor health, early death risk, and lack of adequate support for their families, with African-American children faring significantly worse than white children. National and international comparison and national goals are included to help establish reasonable standards for action. The report is divided into four sections: (1) "Who are Georgia's Children?" providing demographic information for 1980 and 1990 statewide and by county; (2) "How are Georgia's Children Faring?" providing statewide and county information on the nine well-being indicators; (3) "Who are Georgia's Families?" including information on the diverse family settings in Georgia, family income, and maternal employment; and (4) "Appendices," including a glossary and descriptions of methodology and sources. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Neglect, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Parents, Family Income, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mothers, Racial Differences, State Surveys, Statistical Studies, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia