ERIC Number: ED424928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Kids Count 1995-96 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 describes the goals and future plans for Kids Count, and the indicators addressed. The second section presents statewide data, including a national comparison where available. The third section, and bulk of the report, presents a demographic profile for each of the state's 16 counties, and the county data, including a comparison to the statewide averages and changes from the 1994 report, for the 18 indicators of child well-being. The 18 indicators are: (1) children in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); (2) children receiving subsidized lunches; (3) children on Medicaid; (4) births to unmarried teens; (5) prenatal care; (6) low birth-weight; (7) infant mortality; (8) number of physicians; (9) dentists; (10) children in foster care; (11) child deaths for ages 1-14; (12) teen deaths; (13) teen violent deaths; (14) child suicide; (15) arrests; (16) dropout rate; (17) post-secondary education rates; and (18) children with special needs. Definitions and data sources used in completing the report are appended. (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, Prenatal Care, Safety, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, 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