ERIC Number: ED428837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
African American Children in Texas: A Special Report of the Texas Kids Count Project.
Hormuth, Pamela; Reid, Kristin; Saunders, Janine
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Texas' African American children. The statistical portrait is based on ten general areas of children's well being: (1) low birth weight babies; (2) prenatal care; (3) infant mortality; (4) child deaths; (5) births to single teens; (6) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (7) teen violent deaths; (8) dropout rate; (9) fourth grade math performance; and (10) fourth grade reading performance. Following an introduction, section one of the report presents an overview of research findings including: rapid growth in child population; increased child poverty; family structure as a predictor of child poverty; descriptions of children in poverty and the working poor; and consequences of poverty. This section also presents descriptions of the indicators, and definitions and data explanations. The report's second section consists of indicator maps for the state as a whole. The third section and bulk of the report provides data, by county, on the key indicators for the years 1985, 1991, 1992, and 1994, including percent change over time. The report's final section provides tables, by indicator, of individual county rankings. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Blacks, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Infants, Mathematics Achievement, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Center for Public Policy Priorities, 900 Lydia Street, Austin, TX 78702; Tel: 512-320-0222; Web site: www.cppp.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.; Texas State Dept. of Health, Austin.; Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.; Children's Trust Fund of Texas, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Kids Count Project, Austin.; Texas Univ., Austin. Center for Public Policy Priorities.
Identifiers - Location: Texas