ERIC Number: ED430723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Data Book, 1999. State Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
This Kids Count report examines national and statewide trends in the well-being of the nation's children. The statistical portrait is based on 10 indicators of well-being: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) child death; (4) teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (5) teen birth rate; (6) number of teens who are high school dropouts; (7) teens not attending school and not working; (8) children living with parents who lack full-time, year-round employment; (9) children in poverty; and (10) families headed by a single parent. The report's overview includes descriptions of risk factors and exemplary models and strategies. The report indicates that between the mid 1980s and 1990s, there were increases in the percent of low birthweight infants, teen birth rate, percent of children living in poverty, and percent of families headed by a single parent. There were declines in infant and child mortality rates; percent of teens not attending school and not working; and percent of children living with parents who lack full-time, year-round employment. There was little change in the rate of teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide and the percent of teens who are high school dropouts. The bulk of the report is comprised of national and state profiles. National profiles include information on child health and social and economic characteristics; juvenile justice; family risk index; and trends for indicators. State rankings are provided for indicators. Three appendices provide standard scores and multi-year trend data and national composite ranks. Definitions, data sources, and criteria for selecting indicators are included. (KB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Birth Weight, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Employed Parents, Incidence, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.