ERIC Number: ED402094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 1995 Supplement.
Minneapolis Public Library, MN.
This statistical supplement provides state-level trend data for 10 indicators of children's well-being: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) death rate of children ages 1 to 14 years; (4) kindergarten retention; (5) violent death rate of teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (6) juvenile arrests; (7) youth completing high school; (8) birthrates to teenagers aged 15 to 19 years; (9) family at risk index, defined as the percent of first births to mothers who are less than 20 years old, unmarried, or have not completed high school; and (10) rate of child abuse and neglect. Section 1, "Introduction and Overview," gives an overall portrait of the well-being of Georgia's children and families within the context of national and international trends. Section 2, "Kids Count Indicators," presents trend data for each of the 10 indicators. Section 3, "Data Sources and Notes," contains bibliographic and methodological information. The major result of the report is that there have been improvements between 1980 and 1994 on infant, child, and teen mortality, and in high school graduation rates; setbacks on children receiving free/reduced price school lunches, and families at risk; and no significant change on low birthweight births, child abuse and neglect, births to teenagers, and children retained in kindergarten. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Parents, Family Income, Grade Repetition, Infant Mortality, Infants, Kindergarten, Mortality Rate, Mothers, One Parent Family, State Surveys, Statistical Studies, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Violence, 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