ERIC Number: ED402096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah, 1996.
Utah Children, Salt Lake City.
This 1996 Kids Count report presents data and analysis for 20 indicators of children's well-being in Utah. The report's introductory section discusses the impact of social and economic trends, which may contribute to a polarization of "have's" and "have nots" in Utah. The bulk of the report provides statistics on the 20 indicators, clustered within four major areas: (1) health, including first trimester prenatal care, low birth weight newborns, infant mortality, births to adolescents, immunization rates, and children eligible for free or reduced price school meals; (2) education, including current educational expenditures per child, average class size, dropout rate, and idle teenagers; (3) safety, including child abuse investigations, child death rates, teen violent death rates, and juvenile violent crime arrest rates; and (4) economic security, including divorce rates, single-headed families with children, available spaces in licensed child care centers, children receiving subsidized child care, children in poverty, public aid recipients, and homeless children. For each indicator, background information is provided on the selection of the indicator, indicators are defined, and yearly Utah data from 1985 to 1994 on the indicator are presented. County data are also presented for 1994. A section describing Utah Children, the Utah Kids Count project, the Children of Color Task Group, and membership information concludes the publication. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Children, Class Size, Crime, Day Care Centers, Demography, Divorce, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Homeless People, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, State Surveys, Statistical Studies, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
Utah Children, 747 East South Temple, Suite 150, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 ($10).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Children, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah