ERIC Number: ED417024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Indiana: 1996 Data Book.
Erickson, Judith B.
This Kids Count report is the third in a series examining statewide trends in the well-being of Indiana's children. The report combines statistics of special concern in Indiana with 10 national Kids Count well-being indicators: (1) percent low birthweight; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate; (4) birth rate to unmarried teens ages 15 to 17; (5) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (6) percent of teens who are high-school dropouts; (7) percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working; (8) teen violent death rate; (9) child poverty rate; and (10) percent of families headed by single parents. After an introduction and an explanation of the statistics, sections of the report contain data in the following areas: (1) Indiana's children and their families (population estimates, ethnicity); (2) economic well-being (unemployment, youth in labor force, youth unemployment, School To Work Initiative); (3) poverty (poverty rate, programs to assist poor families, welfare reform); (4) child abuse and neglect (fatalities, child protection system, Marion County consent decree, Children's Trust Fund); (5) education (high school graduation, dropouts, retention, postsecondary education plans); (6) health (prenatal care, low birthweight, immunizations, lead poisoning, mental health, health insurance); (7) infant, child, and teen deaths; (8) teens' high-risk behaviors (sexual behavior, pregnancy, substance abuse); and (9) juveniles and the law (Uniform Crime Report, teens as victims). The report notes that although most of Indiana's children are doing well, the safety net for poor or troubled children is fragile. The report's appendix presents indicators, data sources, and data tables. (Contains 112 footnotes.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Crime, Dropout Rate, 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, Welfare Reform, 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