ERIC Number: ED431854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
City Kids Count: Data on the Well-Being of Children in Large Cities.
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
This publication presents the best available data on children living in the 50 largest cities in the United States. Each city is assessed in terms of 10 key indicators of child well-being. These indicators focus, as they do in the annual "Kids Count" report, on outcome measures of children's educational social, economic, and physical well-being. Several demographic, social, and background measures are also shown for each city. A significant share of all U.S. children (one in six in 1990) and a disproportionate share of disadvantaged children live in one of these cities. Roughly one-half of all the children in the United States who live in "distressed" neighborhoods, defined as communities with high concentrations of poverty, large numbers of female-headed families, substantial unemployment, and high welfare dependency live in 1 of these 50 largest cities. Profiles of child well-being in each of the 50 largest cities in the United States are followed by appendixes that place cities in rank order by indicator and a chart of child poverty rates in the 50 largest cities from 1969 to 1989. Definitions and data sources are listed. Some notes on study data are presented, and the primary contacts are listed for state KIDS COUNT projects. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Well Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Attn: "City Kids Count" report, 701 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; Tel: 410-223-2890; Web Site: http://www.aecf.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.