ERIC Number: ED408052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
KIDS COUNT in Missouri 1995 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 10 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 ages 1-14; (6) probable cause child abuse; (7) out-of-home placement entries; (8) annual high school dropouts; (9) births to teens ages 15-19; and (10) violent deaths, ages 15-19. Improved findings were seen in the areas of births to mothers without a high school diploma, infant mortality, and teen birth rate. Mixed progress was indicated in the rate of child abuse and neglect. Slight worsening was indicated in the percent of low birthweight infants and rate of child deaths. Dramatic deterioration was found in the percent of students enrolled in the free or reduced price school lunch program, rate of children entering out-of-home placement, annual high school dropout rate, and teen violent death rate. Findings indicate that children from minority families face risks that are two to three times higher than those for children in Caucasian families, due to poor economic conditions for minority children. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, 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; fax: 314-644-5437; internet: http://oseda.Missouri.edu:80/kidcnt ($15, 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