ERIC Number: ED405115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
KIDS COUNT in Michigan 1995 Data Book: County Profiles of Child & Family Well-Being.
Kids Count in Michigan, Lansing.
This Michigan Kids Count data book for 1995 describes the condition of children in each of Michigan's 83 counties. The first part of the report explores the status of the children in five areas of child well-being: (1) Economic Security; (2) Child Health; (3) Child Safety; (4) Teens at Risk; and (5) Education. The discussion presents an overview of the findings for the state; how the state rates compare to those of the nation; implications of the findings; recent developments for the state's children in this general area; and an overview of county findings. The second section presents statistical profiles of Michigan and its 83 counties. The profiles feature demographic information, the percentage change in key indicators, and a table of the indicators used to measure child well-being in 1995. For most indicators, rates and numbers are presented for the most recent year (1991-93 averages) and the base year (1986-88). The report notes that that economic security weakened substantially over the 1980s, and the trend has continued into the 1990s; too many of the children experience family violence; three of the four teen risk indicators worsened; and there is a comparatively low success on basic reading, science and math skills. (AA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Children, Counties, Data Interpretation, Demography, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Infant Mortality, One Parent Family, Outcomes of Education, Population Trends, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Norms, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Well Being
KIDS COUNT in Michigan, 300 North Washington Square, Suite 401, Lansing, MI 48933; phone: 800-837-5436, 517-487-5436; fax: 517-371-4546, e-mail: HN0809@Handsnet.org ($8 plus 6% sales tax, includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kids Count in Michigan, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan