ERIC Number: ED403025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Portrait of the Future: 1994 Kansas Kids Count Data Book.
Hardman, Sydney, Ed.; And Others
This Kids Count data book presents a statistical portrait of the well-being of and conditions faced by the children of Kansas, based on key indicators. Nineteen indicators are detailed in five subject areas: (1) economic well-being; (2) physical health and safety; (3) educational achievement; (4) emotional well-being; and (5) social behavior and social control. Data are presented in a table format by individual indicator and by county, and include comparative information concerning current year and past years and the percent of change over time. A demographic description of each county and a short summary highlighting individual county findings are provided. The findings indicate both improvements and worsened conditions. Areas of improvement include: (1) Head Start participation of children ages 3 and 4 living below the poverty level; (2) reported child abuse and neglect; (3) births that received prenatal care; (4) high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education/training; and (5) childhood deaths. Indicators with worsening findings include: (1) births to single teens; (2) out-of-home placements; (3) teen violent deaths; (4) children living in poverty; (5) children under 18 receiving assistance; (6) confirmed child abuse/neglect; (7) low birth weight babies; (8) kindergartners fully immunized by age 2; (9) high school graduations; and (10) juvenile arrests. The report's appendices explain selection of indicators and include data notes and sources. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Crime, Delinquency, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Homeless People, Hunger, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Courts, Mental Health, Mortality Rate, Physical Health, Poverty, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Suicide, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., P.O. Box 463, Topeka, KS 66601-0463 ($13, plus $2 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas