ERIC Number: ED408018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
County Data Book 1996: Kentucky Kids Count.
Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc., Louisville.; Kentucky Kids Count Consortium.; Louisville Univ., KY. Urban Studies Inst.
This Kids Count data book examines trends in the well-being of Kentucky children on a state-wide, county, and school district basis. An introductory essay finds a strong link between the percentage of adults completing high school in a given school district and various indicators: As the percentage of adults completing high school increases, the average household income increases and the poverty rate and high school dropout rate decrease in that district. The data book groups statewide and county data into four categories: (1) demographics (by age and race); (2) birth trends (crude and teen birth rates, infant mortality rate, births to unmarried women, age and, if over 25, education of women giving birth); (3) number of children in four Federal antipoverty programs; and (4) incidence of physical and sexual child abuse and child neglect. The book also groups statewide and school district data into four other categories: (1) community data (makeup of households, average household income, poverty rate by age, and education of householder); (2) school trends (enrollment, per pupil spending, and subsidized lunches); (3) property tax rates and revenue sources; and (4) school performance indicators (Kentucky Instructional Results Information System (KIRIS) performance, ACT scores, Commonwealth diplomas, and retention rate, dropout rate, transition rate, and attendance rate). A glossary presents definitions, methodology, and data sources. (EAJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Infants, Mortality Rate, Parent Background, Population Trends, Poverty, School District Spending, School Districts, School Effectiveness, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being
Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc., 2034 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206; phone: 502-895-8167 ($15).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc., Louisville.; Kentucky Kids Count Consortium.; Louisville Univ., KY. Urban Studies Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children