ERIC Number: ED407071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-24
Idaho Kids Count Data Book, 1996: Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Idaho KIDS COUNT Project, Boise.; Mountain States Group, Boise, ID.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Idaho's children. The statistical portrait is based on 15 indicators of child and family well-being: (1) poverty; (2) single parent families; (3) infant mortality; (4) low birth weight babies; (5) percent of all mothers not receiving adequate prenatal care; (6) mothers ages 10-19 not receiving any prenatal care; (7) child death rate; (8) child abuse and neglect; (9) academic achievement of 8th graders; (10) high school graduation; (11) drop-out rate; (12) births to teens; (13) percent of teens not attending school and not working; (14) juvenile violent crime arrests; and (15) teen violent death rate. Following an overview and description of indicators, the report presents a look at Idaho's children in a glance for each indicator, a comparison of Idaho's children to those of the rest of country, and noted trends in the indicators. The bulk of the document is comprised of statistical profiles for the state and for each county, as well as the population of youth by county. Five appendices include a data indicator table, child abuse referrals by county, high school graduation rates by school district, and standardized test scores by grade and school district. Data sources and notes are also appended. The report indicates that for 1995, several indicators showed improvement in the areas of infant mortality, births to teen mothers, and the number of mothers receiving adequate prenatal care. Idaho's rate of single-parent families with children was 35 percent below the national rate. Other indicators reveal, however, that there were more low birth weight babies born, more teen violent deaths, and that there has been no significant change in the high school dropout rate. (WJC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Rate, High School Graduates, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Secondary Education, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being
Idaho KIDS COUNT Information Clearinghouse, Mountain States Group, 1607 West Jefferson Street, Boise, ID 82702.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Idaho KIDS COUNT Project, Boise.; Mountain States Group, Boise, ID.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho