ERIC Number: ED417023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Indiana: 1995 Data Book.
Erickson, Judith B.
This Kids Count report is the second in a series examining statewide trends in the well-being of Indiana's children. After an introduction and an explanation of the statistics, sections of the statistical report contain data on several indicators of well-being: (1) Indiana's children and their families, including population estimates, ethnicity, and households; (2) economic well-being, including overall unemployment, youth in the labor force, and youth unemployment; (3) poverty, including poverty rates and utilization of programs to assist poor families; (4) child abuse and neglect, focusing on fatalities, the child protection system, and the Marion County consent decree; (5) education, including high school graduation, dropouts, retention, at-risk programs, and education reform; (6) health and well-being, including prenatal care, low birthweight, immunizations, lead poisoning, and health insurance; (7) infant, child, and teen deaths; (8) high-risk behaviors during the teen years, including sexual behavior, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and substance use and abuse; and (9) juveniles and the law, focusing on the Uniform Crime Report, and teens as victims. The report concludes that statistical indicators suggest that the well-being of Hoosier children and adolescents is not improving much overall, and in some areas, is worsening. The report's appendix presents indicators, data sources, and county-level data tables. (Contains approximately 100 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Crime, Dropout Rate, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Services, Infants, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Social Indicators, Sociocultural Patterns, State Legislation, State Norms, State Programs, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Indiana Youth Institute, 333 North Alabama Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2151; phone: 317-634-4222, 800-343-7060 in Indiana; fax: 317-685-2264 ($12, plus $3 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana