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ERIC Number: ED402093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1994.
Minneapolis Public Library, MN.
This factbook presents statistical data and examines trends for 10 indicators of children's well-being in Georgia. 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) kindergarten retention; and (10) family at risk index, defined as percent of first births to mothers who are younger than 20 years old, unmarried, or have not completed high school. Section 1 of the report, "Indicators of Child and Family Well-Being," defines the indicator, its significance, discusses contributing factors and changes since the 1980s, presents a line graph showing trends over 13-14 years, county comparisons, and a table listing numbers, rates, and rankings for every county and for the state. Section 2, "Special Report: Poor Children and Their Families," examines children's economic well-being. The major finding of the report is that since 1993, there has been improvement on 6 indicators and setbacks on 3. There are also marked racial and county differences in several indicators. (Tables and methodology information are appended.) (KDFB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Library, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia