ERIC Number: ED408103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The State of the Child in Pennsylvania: A 1997 Guide to Child Well-Being in Pennsylvania Counties. State of the Child in Pennsylvania Fact Book Series.
Steketee, Martha Wade; Bergsten, Martha C.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the status of Pennsylvania's children. The statistical portrait is based on 18 indicators of child well-being: (1) low birth weight; (2) lack of early prenatal care; (3) births to single teens; (4) infant mortality; (5) child deaths; (6) child violent deaths; (7) substantiated child abuse; (8) child welfare placements; (9) juvenile court delinquency placement; (10) child day care capacity; (11) dropouts; (12) children receiving AFDC; (13) unemployment; (14) educational attainment; (15) municipality low birthweight; (16) municipality lack of early prenatal care; (17) municipality births to single teens; and (18) municipality infant mortality. Following the introductory section, the second section of the report profiles statewide and countywide trends, and includes Pennsylvania state profile, county profile, and state minority profile. The third section and bulk of the report provides a statistical portrait of the well-being of Pennsylvania's children and allows for comparison of counties and the largest municipalities with separate analyses for urban, rural, and mixed counties. The fourth section profiles all 67 counties and includes trend data for health, children's programs, and economic indicators. Minority trend data are provided for the 14 counties with the highest minority populations. An appendix provides definitions, sources, analysis, and mission statements. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Infants, Mortality Rate, Municipalities, One Parent Family, Secondary Education, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Well Being
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Suite 300, 20 North Market Square, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1632; phone: 800-257-2030, 717-236-5680 ($29, plus $4 shipping and handling. Pennsylvania residents must add sales tax. Discount on quantity order of 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Howard Heinz Endowment, Pittsburgh, PA.; William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania