ERIC Number: ED407144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Key Facts about the Children: Florida Kids Count 1994. A Report on the Status of Florida's Children: Volume V.
University of South Florida, Tampa. Florida Center for Children and Youth.
This Kids Count report investigates statewide trends in the well-being of Florida's children. The statistical report is based on 19 indicators of child well being: (1) low birth weight infants; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate; (4) births to single teens; (5) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (6) percent graduating from high school on time; (7) percent teens not in school and not in the labor force; (8) teen violent death rate; (9) child poverty rate; (10) births to unwed mothers; (11) prenatal care; (12) child abuse and neglect rates; (13) corporal punishments in school; (14) suspensions; (15) non-promotions to the next grade; (16) percent passing competency exams in math and communication; (17) delinquency rates; (18) detentions and transfers to adult court; and (19) percent children in single parent families. Section 1 provides information on population and economics. Section 2 details births, and Section 3 focuses on child safety and deaths. Section 4 deals with education, while Section 5 addresses youth and the law. Section 6 presents county data. Findings indicate that Florida ranks 48th in child well-being nationwide. Although infant mortality and prenatal care have improved and the high school graduation rate has stabilized, too many children are jeopardized by abuse, unsafe environments, and crime; and the number of cases entering the juvenile justice system has increased 93 percent in the past 10 years. Appendices presents county rates for each indicator, racial and age group differences, terminology, and data sources. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Grade Repetition, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Prenatal Care, Runaways, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Florida Center for Children and Youth.
Identifiers - Location: Florida