ERIC Number: ED403042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Deepest Spring in the Heart: KIDS COUNT Mississippi, 1994 Data Book.
Mississippi Kids Count, Jackson.
This data book for 1994 describes the condition of children in each of Mississippi's 82 counties. The statistical profiles focus on 12 key indicators of child well-being: (1) low birth-weight; (2) infant mortality; (3) poverty; (4) participation in WIC, the special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children; (5) school food programs; (6) births to single teens; (7) single-parent families; (8) child deaths; (9) teen violent deaths; (10) high school graduation; (11) teen unemployment; and (12) juvenile incarceration rate. Each indicator is described and analyzed. Demographic information and statistics for the state data and for the top ten counties are presented for each indicator. Tables with comparative data for previous years from selected counties are also included. The report notes that Mississippi ranks last or nearly last in almost every critical measure of child well-being. Compared to other states, a higher percentage of Mississippi's children: (1) live in poverty; (2) are born to teens; (3) are born with life-threatening low birthweight; and (4) are growing up in single-parent families. Mississippi ranks nearly last in infant mortality, child deaths and the percentage of teens graduating from high school on time. (AA)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, Nutrition, One Parent Family, Population Trends, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Unemployment, Well Being
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Kids Count, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi