ERIC Number: ED424964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count: The State of the Child in Tennessee, 1992.
Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
This Kids Count report is the first to examine the well being of Tennessee's children. The statistical portrait is based on 17 indicators of child well being: (1) children in single-parent families; (2) family income; (3) children living in poverty; (4) children in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); (5) percent of population receiving food stamps; (6) percent of students participating in child nutrition programs; (7) children referred to juvenile courts; (8) births lacking adequate prenatal care; (9) low-birthweight infants; (10) infant mortality rate; (11) percent of under-21 population eligible for Medicaid; (12) teen pregnancy rate; (13) sexually transmitted disease rate; (14) child death rate; (15) teen violent death rate; (16) high school dropout rate; and (17) percent of students receiving special education. Following an executive summary, the report presents the data in three sections. Section 1, "Families and Communities," reveals that 21 percent of children live in single-parent families, the percent of children in poverty is 20.7 percent, about 14 percent of children are in families receive AFDC, and about 4 percent of children were referred to juvenile courts in 1991. Section 2, "Health," reports that 32.3 percent of births lacked adequate prenatal care and the pregnancy rate for non-white teens was 2.5 times greater than that for white teens. Section 3, "Education," indicates that the percent of high school dropouts was 6.3 and that 16 percent of students received special education. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Indicators, Special Education, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee