ERIC Number: ED405948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
All Our Children: Massachusetts Kids Count 1994.
Diamond, Franna, Ed.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends from 1990 to 1994 in the well-being of Massachusetts' children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of well-being in five areas: (1) economic well-being of children and their families, including child poverty rate, family income, job loss, earnings of male high school dropouts and graduates, employed women with children, licensed day care slots, Public Assistance Program recipients, and job training opportunities; (2) family life including births to unmarried women, teen birth rates, children's living arrangements, and substitute care; (3) health outcomes, including teen births, prenatal care adequacy, low birthweight infants, premature births, infant mortality rate, uninsured residents, and Medicaid-eligible children not receiving early and periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment (EPSDT) services; (4) education outcomes, including students whose first language is not English, grade retention, suspension rates, special education students, and high school dropout rates; and (5) safety and security figures, including injury-related deaths of children 19 and under, juvenile offenses, and numbers of maltreated children. Findings indicate a growing disparity between white children and children of color, and between rich and poor, in almost every indicator of well-being. Despite a history of progressive policy, recent trends suggest an erosion of the relative status of Massachusetts' children. Included with the report is a Citizen Action Kit, which provides information on the impact of federal budget cuts and welfare reform, computer resources, and a Call to Action. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Parents, Family (Sociological Unit), Mothers, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Well Being
Massachusetts Committee for Children and Youth, 14 Beacon Street, Suite 706, Boston, MA 02108 ($12, includes postage and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts