ERIC Number: ED424929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Kids Count 1997 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 indictors children's well-being in four areas: (1) physical and mental health; (2) social and economic opportunity; (3) community and family environment; and (4) education and learning. The report's introduction describes goals for Kids Count, presents a Maine state profile including comparative national data where available, and describes the indicators addressed. The second 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 1995-96 report, for the 20 indicators of child well-being. The 20 indicators are: (1) children in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); (2) children receiving subsidized lunches; (3) children on Medicaid; (4) unemployment; (5) births to unmarried teens; (6) prenatal care; (7) low birth-weight; (8) infant mortality; (9) number of physicians; (10) number of dentists; (11) children in foster care; (12) child deaths, ages 1-14; (13) teen deaths; (14) teen violent deaths; (15) child suicide; (16) domestic assaults; (17) arrests; (18) dropout rate; (19) post-secondary education rates; and (20) children with special needs. The report's two appendices present definitions and data sources used in completing the report, and 20 references for further reading. (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), Family Violence, Foster Care, 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