ERIC Number: ED424930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Kids Count 1998 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) physical and mental health; (2) community and family environment; (3) social and economic opportunity; and (4) education and learning. The report's introduction describes the Child Health Care Access initiative, the indicators addressed, and changes in the state profile from the 1997 report. The second section, and bulk of the report, presents a profile for each of the 16 counties of the state, 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 and teen suicide; (16) domestic assaults; (17) arrests; (18) dropout rate; (19) post-secondary education rates; and (20) children with special needs. The report's appendix lists definitions and data sources used in completing the report, and an index. (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