ERIC Number: ED404031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland 1994 KIDS COUNT Factbook.
Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
This factbook presents the second comprehensive look at the conditions of children and families in Maryland. It can be used as an important tool in measuring how well or how poorly children are doing in 15 baseline outcome measures, organized in four basic sections: economic well-being, good health, safety, and preparing for adulthood. The data are presented in tabular form by outcome measures and compare counties and change over years of available data. Specific measures include: (1) child poverty; (2) child support; (3) births to teens; (4) low birthweight infants; (5) infant mortality; (6) pediatric AIDS; (7) lead poisoning; (8) child deaths; (9) teen violent deaths; (10) child abuse and neglect; (11) juvenile violent crime; (12) school violence; (13) third grade reading; (14) on-time graduation rate; and (15) high school completion. The report presents encouraging news concerning infant mortality rates, percent of births to teens, and educational outcomes. Little or no progress is found in child and adolescent safety, child abuse and neglect, arrests for violent crimes, and violent deaths among teens. Overall, the report indicates that although Maryland has the sixth highest per capita income in the United States, it ranks 32nd in the nation on the well-being of its children. An appendix contains a demographic profile of Maryland's children. Contains references, a list of primary and secondary data sources, and the methodology used to compute the findings. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Safety, Child Support, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Delinquency, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Mental Health, Mortality Rate, Physical Health, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Programs, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Well Being, Youth Problems
Maryland KIDS COUNT, Advocates for Children and Youth, Inc., 300 Cathedral Street, Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21201 ($15 postpaid. Make checks payable to "ACY - KIDS COUNT").
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland