ERIC Number: ED428838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Touchstones/Kids Count 1998 Data Book.
New York State Council on Children and Families, Albany.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of New York's children. The statistical portrait is based on six general areas of children's well being: (1) economic security; (2) physical and emotional health; (3) education; (4) citizenship; (5) family; and (6) community. Following an overview of the goals and objectives of this report, the first section describes each of the following individual indicators: (1) children in poverty; (2) participation in public assistance; (3) low birth weight; (4) infant mortality; (5) prenatal care; (6) asthma hospitalizations; (7) unintentional injury hospitalization; (8) self inflicted injury hospitalization; (9) five leading causes of death; (10) sexually transmitted diseases; (11) adolescent pregnancy; (12) PEP(Pupil Evaluation Program) test scores; (13) limited English proficiency; (14) dropout rate; (15) regents endorsed diploma; (16) college enrollment; (17) arrests; (18) assaults; (19) drug arrests; (20) driving while intoxicated; (21) persons in need of supervision; (22) parental presence; (23) child abuse; (24) repeated child abuse; (25) foster care; (26) unemployment; (27) births to women without insurance; (28) violent and property crime; and (29) firearm crime. The second section of the report provides county maps as well as profiles of New York state, New York City, the state without New York City, five New York City boroughs, and the state's counties. The report concludes with a section of Technical Notes. An addendum provides updated data where available for indicators contained in the Data Book. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Foster Care, Higher Education, Infants, Mathematics Achievement, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Council on Children and Families, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)