ERIC Number: ED408089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
New York State KIDS COUNT 1995 Data Book.
Dunton, Nancy; Leon, Seth
This KIDS COUNT report examines statewide trends in the well-being of New York's children. The statistical portrait is based on six general indicators of children's well-being: (1) economic well-being; (2) education; (3) health; (4) adolescent behavior; (5) child welfare; and (6) children's families. Indicator 1 focuses on poverty, neighborhood socioeconomic status, rent, and household income. Indicator 2 focuses on English proficiency, Pupil Evaluation Program (PEP) test scores, dropout rates, retention, and diploma issuance. Indicator 3 focuses on low birth weight babies, infant mortality, students with disabilities, injuries, causes of child death, and alcohol and drug use. Indicator 4 focuses on adolescent pregnancy, adolescent births, violent crimes, and adolescents not in school and not working. Indictor 5 focuses on out-of-home care, child abuse, and child neglect. Indicator 6 includes presence of parents, births to unmarried women, disrupted marriages, single-parent families, and child care. The report shows that one in four children lives in distressed neighborhoods; children at the bottom of the income distribution were poorer in 1989 than they were in 1979; dropout rates are substantially lower than they were a decade ago; the adolescent pregnancy rate has increased over the last decade; and arrest rates for violent crimes are twice as high as the national rates. Contains 42 references. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Foster Care, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Association of New York State Youth Bureaus, Inc., Suite 212, One University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456 ($8, plus tax if applicable. Tax exempt form should be included with order).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.; New York State KIDS COUNT, Rensselaer.; Association of New York State Youth Bureaus, Rensselaer.
Identifiers - Location: New York