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ERIC Number: ED416984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Washington's Children. [Fourth Annual Report.]
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Washington's children. The statistical portrait is based on five general areas of children's well-being: family and community, economic well-being, health, education, and safety and security. The 26 key indicators of child well-being are: (1) family composition; (2) teen birth rate; (3) children in out-of-home care; (4) parent's educational attainment; (5) family income; (6) employment; (7) support for children; (8) distressed areas; (9) low birthweight; (10) infant mortality; (11) infectious disease; (12) childhood mortality; (13) hospitalizations; (14) oral health; (15) substance abuse; (16) suicide; (17) fourth grade reading; (18) eighth grade math scores; (19) access to higher education; (20) school enrollment; (21) child abuse; (22) motor vehicle deaths; (23) unintentional deaths; (24) homicide and violence; (25) juvenile arrests; and (26) juveniles in custody. Results are presented as a state summary and track available data ranging from 1970 through 1993. Summary information, specific information, and a commentary are presented for each of the five general areas examined. The report shows improvement in infant mortality, prenatal care, insurance coverage, and child mortality rates. However, worsening rates are evident in income, unmarried births, tobacco use, fourth-grade reading rates, child abuse, children in out-of-home care, arrests for violent crimes, and incarcerations. (SD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Washington Univ., Seattle. Inst. for Public Policy and Management.; Washington Univ., Seattle. School of Public Health and Community Medicine.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington