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ERIC Number: ED416985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
The State of Washington's Children. [Fifth 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 17 key indicators of child well-being are: (1) births to unmarried mothers; (2) teen birth rate; (3) children not living with their fathers; (4) children living in out-of-home care; (5) child poverty; (6) unemployment; (7) low birthweight; (8) suicide; (9) HIV in childbearing women; (10) immunization; (11) public school enrollment; (12) student teacher ratio; (13) share students working; (14) child abuse referrals; (15) unintentional injury mortality; (16) firearm deaths; and (17) juvenile arrest rates. Results are presented as a state summary and track available data ranging from 1970 through 1994. Summary information, specific information, and a commentary are presented for each of the five general areas examined. The report shows improvement in infant mortality, unintentional injury fatalities, teen pregnancy and birth rates, prenatal care, immunization rates, fourth grade math scores, and student teacher ratios. However, worsening rates are evident in marijuana use, alcohol use, suicides, reading scores, homicides, and firearms deaths. (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