ERIC Number: ED403026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Kids Count Data Book, 1995. A Project of Kansas Action for Children.
Hardman, Sydney, Ed.; And Others
This Kids Count data book presents a statistical portrait of the well being of and current conditions faced by the children of Kansas, based on key indicators. Eighteen indicators are detailed in six subject areas: (1) economic well-being; (2) physical health and safety; (3) educational achievement; (4) early childhood care and education; (5) emotional well-being; and (6) 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 percent change over time. A demographic description of each county and a short summary highlighting individual county findings are provided. The findings indicate both improved and worsened conditions. Areas of improvement included: (1) Head Start participation of children 3-4 living below the poverty level; (2) births to mothers with less than a high school education; (3) births that received prenatal care; (4) high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education/training; and (5) childhood deaths. Indicators with worsened findings include: (1) births to single teens; (2) out-of-home placements; (3) teen violent deaths; (4) juvenile arrests; (5) low birth weight babies; (6) infant mortality; and (7) high school graduation. The report's appendices explain selection of indicators and include data notes and sources. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Births to Single Women, Child Advocacy, 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, Statistical Studies, 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 - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas