ERIC Number: ED404011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count 1995 Data Book on Louisiana's Children.
Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.
This data book presents findings of the Kids Count project on current conditions faced by Louisiana children ages birth to 19 years of age. Data is presented in a table format by individual indicator for each of the parishes, and is further broken down by race. The first subject area addresses poverty and statistics on children receiving AFDC, Food Stamps, WIC, and Child Care Assistance. The second area examines births to teens, low birthweight babies, prenatal care, the infant mortality rate, immunizations, and rate of violent deaths. The third area examines crime cases of assault and battery, burglary, drugs, status offenses, theft, property crimes, and crimes against persons. The fourth area of study is child physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and children placed in foster care. The fifth area of study is public education and includes registration, per pupil expenditures, teacher salary, and dropout rates. The final section shows statistics on child support. The report ends with state summary tables for the following indicators: foster care, food stamps, child abuse and neglect, children receiving AFDC, low birthweight babies, births to women under 19, infant mortality rates, prenatal care, and live births. The report shows that one in three of all children, and one in two of African American children, in Louisiana lives in poverty. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Crime, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Programs, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Violence, Youth Problems
Agenda for Children, P.O. Box 51837, New Orleans, LA 70151 ($12).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana