ERIC Number: ED424970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count: A Region-by-Region Look at the Status of Tennessee's Children.
Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
This Kids Count report examines regional differences in the well being of Tennessee's children. The statistical portrait is based on 16 health, social, and economic indicators of child well being: (1) percent of population enrolled in TennCare, state health insurance program; (2) percent of births lacking adequate prenatal care; (3) percent of low birthweight births; (4) infant mortality rate; (5) child death rate; (6) teen violent death rate; (7) teen pregnancy rate; (8) percent of students receiving special education; (9) percent of high school dropouts; (10) child abuse and neglect rate; (11) percent of children referred to juvenile court; (12) child state care rate; (13) per capita income; (14) percent of children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; (15) percent of population receiving food stamps; and (16) percent of students participating in Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Following an overview, the bulk of the report contains statistical profiles for each of nine regions in Tennessee. Information on each region includes historical background, demographic information, history of the relevant regional council on children and youth, comparison of the region to the rest of the state on the indicators of well being, and tables detailing the indicators in 1996 and 1992. Information on definitions and data sources and four appendices containing data tables complete the report. (KB)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Insurance, Incidence, Income, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Pregnant Students, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, 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