ERIC Number: ED416996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Indiana: 1997 Indiana Data Book. County Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Wallace, Dianna; Lane, Stephanie
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Indiana's children. The statistical portrait is based on 6 general areas of children's well-being: (1) demographic change; (2) education; (3) economic independence; (4) healthy bodies; (5) humane environment; and (6) spirit and character. Nine key indicators of child well-being are: (1) low birth-weight babies; (2) infant mortality; (3) child mortality; (4) teen deaths by accident, homicide and suicide; (5) teen pregnancy; (6) juvenile violent crime arrests; (7) high school dropouts; (8) children living in poverty; and (9) substantiated child abuse and child neglect. Following a brief overview and summary of findings, the first section of the report provides information and data for community action, including sources of information and data interpretation. The second section provides state profiles for indicators listed above and state indicator maps summarizing county rates. The third section, which is the bulk of this report, provides profiles for each of the 92 counties. The report's two appendices provide definitions and data sources, and list ten blueprints for healthy child development. The profile shows that, overall, child poverty, high school dropouts, and idle teen rates have improved since 1990. However, six indicators--low birth-weight babies, infant mortality, child mortality, juvenile violent crime arrests, teen pregnancy, and single parent family--have worsened since 1990. (SD)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, High Schools, Infants, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana