ERIC Number: ED409105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
California County Data Book, 1994.
Children Now, Oakland, CA.
This data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of California's children. California is the only state where the majority of the children (56%) come from African-American, Latino, Asian, and Native American families. The report begins with summary tables of general state facts, including: (1) California's children under 18; (2) education; (3) safety; (4) health; and (5) economic status. The bulk of the report provides county-by-county data and includes county rank and status as compared to state averages. The first point of analysis is an ethnic and population description of the children within the county and the percent with limited English skills. The second area of analysis is how well children are educated and reports on the following: fourth grade California Learning Assessment System (CLAS) reading scores, eighth grade CLAS writing scores, high school graduates prepared for college, and high school dropouts. The third area of assessment is how safe children are and includes child abuse reports and juvenile felony arrests. The fourth area of concern is child health and includes: late or no prenatal care, low birthweight, infant mortality, teen births, and immunization. The final area of assessment is economic security and focuses on: newborns whose parents cannot afford health care, children of unmarried parents, and child support payments. The report ends with technical notes and data sources. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Immunization Programs, Infants, Minority Group Children, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; James G. Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children Now, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Learning Assessment System