ERIC Number: ED416020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Missouri 1997 Data Book.
Citizens for Missouri's Children, St. Louis.
This KIDS COUNT report documents the status of children in all 115 Missouri counties. Following an executive summary that reports areas of improvement, stabilization, and deterioration, and profiles for the state as a whole and for Caucasians versus minorities, summary information is provided for the following indicators: (1) students enrolled in free/reduced price lunch program; (2) births to mothers without high school diplomas; (3) low birth weight infants; (4) infant mortality; (5) child deaths; (6) probable cause child abuse; (7) out-of-home placement entries; (8) annual high school dropouts; (9) births to teens; and (10) teen violent deaths. Brief sections, "Missouri's Teens at Risk" and "Using KIDS COUNT to Change the Public Will," are then presented. The bulk of the report presents county-by-county profiles detailing the above-listed indicators, as well as data on demography, economic status, family supports, and health/mental health. Appendices contain raw data for indicators; data notes, sources, and references; county rankings; and sample legislative correspondence. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Support, Children, Day Care, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Parents, Lunch Programs, Mental Health, Minority Groups, Mortality Rate, Mothers, One Parent Family, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being
Citizens for Missouri's Children, 2717 Sutton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63143; phone: 888-287-5437; fax: 413-644-KIDS; World Wide Web: http://oseda.missouri.edu/kidscount/97; CMC's World Wide Web site: http://www.umsl.edu/~cmc/; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($20, plus postage).
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