ERIC Number: ED424927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Kids Count 1994 Data Book.
Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta.
This Kids Count report details statewide trends in the well-being of Maine's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in four areas: (1) social and economic opportunity; (2) community and family environment; (3) physical and mental health; and (4) education. The report's introduction delineates goals and future plans for Kids Count and describes the indicators addressed. The second section presents statewide data. The third section, and bulk of the report, presents a demographic profile of each of the state's 16 counties, and the county data, including a comparison to the statewide averages for the eleven indicators of child well-being. The indicators are: (1) children in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); (2) births to unmarried teens; (3) low birth-weight rates; (4) infant mortality; (5) number of physicians; (6) child deaths, ages 1-14; (7) child deaths, ages 15-19; (8) arrests; (9) dropout rate; (10) post-secondary graduation rates; and (11) children with special needs. Key findings include an increase in birth rates for single teens and in teen violent death rate, and a decrease in the infant mortality rate and child death rate (ages 1-14). The report's two appendices list definitions used in completing the report, data sources, and references. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Higher Education, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Safety, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
Maine Children's Alliance, P.O. Box 2446, Augusta, ME 04338; Tel: 207-623-1868; Fax: 207-626-3302; e-mail: MAINEKIDS1@aol.com ($10).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine