ERIC Number: ED403043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Deepest Spring in the Heart: KIDS COUNT Mississippi, 1995 Data Book. Volume II.
Mississippi Kids Count, Jackson.
This data book for 1995 describes the condition of children in each of Mississippi's 82 counties. The conditions of neighborhoods in Mississippi's counties are examined as indicators of poverty. It is suggested that one of every six Mississippi children are growing in severely distressed neighborhoods. Additionally this data book provides county specific trend data on 11 indicators of child well-being: (1) low birth-weight; (2) infant mortality; (3) poverty; (4) nutrition, examining the participation in WIC, the special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children and students eligibility for free lunch; (5) births to single teens; (6) single-parent families; (7) child deaths; (8) teen deaths; (9) high school graduation; (10) teen unemployment; and (11) juvenile incarceration. Each indicator is described and analyzed. Demographic information and statistics for the state data and the top ten counties are presented for each indicator. A detailed neighborhood table provides the numbers of children living in the severely distressed neighborhoods. Tables with comparative data for previous years from selected counties are included as well as suggestions on what neighborhoods and communities can do to reduce childhood hunger and undernutrition. (AA)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Birth Weight, Census Figures, Child Health, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Infant Mortality, Neighborhoods, Nutrition, One Parent Family, Population Trends, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Well Being
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Kids Count, Jackson.
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children