ERIC Number: ED402097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Texas Children 1994: A County by County Fact Book.
Texas Kids Count Project, Austin.
As part of a nationwide effort to highlight the well-being of children in every state, Texas Kids Count is building a comprehensive database of indicators of child well-being to be used to produce annual data books and other analyses on the status of children in Texas. This report presents, county by county, data on several child well-being indicators. Following a foreword, the report presents an overview and findings, and county indicator maps for the following indicators: (1) percent low birthweight babies; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate; (4) percent of all births that are to single teens; (5) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (6) teen violent death rate; (7) percent teens not in school and not high school graduates; (8) percent teens not in school and not in the labor force; (9) percent children in poverty; (10) percent children in single parent families; (11) unemployment rate; and (12) median household income. The bulk of the report presents fact sheets for each county detailing the above-listed indicators. Three appendices contain county rankings, data descriptions and sources, and federal poverty guidelines. (AMC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, High School Graduates, Homicide, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Policy Formation, Sociocultural Patterns, Violence, Well Being, Young Children
The Center for Public Policy Priorities, 900 Lydia Street, Austin, TX 78702.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.; Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.; Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin.; Children's Trust Fund of Texas, Austin.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Texas Kids Count Project, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas