ERIC Number: ED402093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Parents, Family Income, Grade Repetition, Infant Mortality, Infants, Kindergarten, 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