ERIC Number: ED405958
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland's Kids Count Factbook 1995.
Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
This KIDS COUNT statistical report profiles the status of children in Maryland by tracking trends in economic well-being, health, safety, and education. The report is divided into four sections. Section 1, "Status of Our Children," presents a vision for Maryland's children, presents the key findings, ranks Maryland's counties, and examines trends in 14 benchmark indicators. Section 2, "Overview," presents county and statewide findings in four major areas: (1) economic well-being, including child poverty and child support; (2) good health, including births to teens, low birthweight infants, infant mortality, and lead poisoning; (3) safety, including child death rate, teen violent deaths, child abuse and neglect, juvenile violent crime arrests, and school violence; and (4) preparing for adulthood, including third grade reading achievement, on-time graduation, and high school program completion. Section 3, "County Fact Sheets," presents trends in these indicators for each county, as well as county data on children and family services, population, and family economics. Section 4, "Methodology and Sources," defines each indicator, describes how each indicator was measured, and presents references for each indicator. Findings indicate that Maryland ranks thirty-first in the nation on its children's well-being. Although 10 of 14 indicators have shown improvement in the past 2 to 6 years, the improvements have been slight. There has been a significant drop in infant mortality, but the increase in youth violence is cited as the most alarming and most significant change. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Infant Mortality, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Violence, Well Being
Maryland KIDS COUNT, Advocates for Children and Youth, Inc., 300 Cathedral Street, Suite 500, Baltimore, MD 21201 ($15; make checks payable to "ACY-KIDS COUNT").
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland