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ERIC Number: ED403025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 317
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas