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ERIC Number: ED429706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 235
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 1999 Data Book.
Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Minnesota's children. The statistical portrait is based on 12 indicators of well-being: (1) child poverty rate; (2) children in families receiving food stamps; (3) children eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch; (4) births to teenage mothers; (5) low birth weight rates; (6) children not immunized by age 2; (7) school readiness problems; (8) drop out rates; (9) children arrested for serious crime; (10) child abuse and neglect rates; (11) children in out-of-home placements; (12) children dying violently. Following an introduction detailing the major findings, the report provides regional and statewide statistical summaries for each indicator, discusses the importance of the indicator, describes potential improvement strategies, provides information on resources related to the indicator, and describes Minnesota trends. Minnesota data are compared to national findings for each indicator. The bulk of the report provides statistical information on the indicators for each county. Findings indicated that 1 in 8 Minnesota children continue to live in poverty, with child poverty rates related to ethnicity, family structure, residence location, and parent education. Although the teen birth rate has been declining, the school dropout and school completion rates continue to worsen, and sizable numbers of children are not ready to learn when they enter school. The report concludes with definitions of the indicators and their sources. (KB)
Congregations Concerned for Children-Child Advocacy Network, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, 122 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404; Tel: 888-870-1402 (Toll Free); 612-870-3670; Web site: http://www: ($12, plus $3 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, St. Paul.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota