ERIC Number: ED402092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1993.
Minneapolis Public Library, MN.
This factbook examines trends during the 1980s on 11 indicators of Georgia children's well-being. The indicators are: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (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) juveniles committed to state custody; (7) birthrates to teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (8) high school completion; (9) child poverty rate; (10) kindergarten retention; and (11) family at risk index, defined as percent of first births to mothers who are less than 20 years old, unmarried, or have not completed high school. Section 1 of the report, "Indicators of Child and Family Well-Being," analyzes state and county trends, assesses the economic impact, presents county comparisons, and lists numbers, rates, and rankings for each county and for the state. Section 2, "Public Programs for Children and Families," provides an overview of the major public programs providing health, income, nutrition, child protection, and early care and education services to children and families. The major finding is that over the multi-year period covered by the report, six indicators of child well-being showed improvement while three declined. On all indicators where information is available by race, African-American children fared worse than white children. (Methodology information is appended. Contains approximately 80 references.) (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Neglect, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Parents, Family Income, Grade Repetition, Infant Mortality, Infants, Kindergarten, Mortality Rate, Mothers, One Parent Family, 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: Minneapolis Public Library, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia