ERIC Number: ED408051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
KIDS COUNT in Missouri 1994 Report.
Citizens for Missouri's Children, St. Louis.
This KIDS COUNT report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Missouri's children. The statistical portrait is organized by county and is based on 11 outcome measures of children's well-being: (1) students enrolled in free/reduced lunch programs; (2) births to mothers without high school diplomas; (3) low birthweight infants; (4) infant mortality; (5) deaths of children age 1-14; (6) suspect child abuse; (7) out-of-home placement; (8) high school completion rate; (9) births to single teens; (10) juvenile law violations; and (11) violent deaths. Improved findings were seen in the areas of infant mortality rate, percent of births to single teens, and the percent of births to poorly educated mothers. Indicators which showed little progress or a slight deterioration included high school completion rate, percent of low birthweight infants, and the rate of law violation referrals to juvenile courts. Deterioration was indicated in percent of low-income children enrolled in free or reduced lunch programs, statewide child poverty, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home placement rates, and teen violent death rate. Homicide was the leading cause of death for 15- to 19-year-old males. Minority children were found to face risks two to three times those of Caucasian children for every available measure. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Foster Care, Guns, Infants, Lunch Programs, Minority Group Children, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Citizens for Missouri's Children, 2717 Sutton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63143; phone: 314-647-2003 and 800-941-5437; fax: 314-644-5437; internet: http://oseda.Missouri.edu:80/kidcnt ($10, plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Citizens for Missouri's Children, St. Louis.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri