ERIC Number: ED433122
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland KIDS COUNT Factbook, 1999.
Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
This Kids Count factbook is the fifth to examine statewide and county trends in the well-being of Maryland's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in the domains of economic well-being, good health, safety, and preparing for adulthood. The 16 indicators are: (1) child poverty; (2) child support; (3) births to teens; (4) low birth weight infants; (5) infant mortality; (6) early prenatal care; (7) binge drinking; (8) child abuse and neglect; (9) child death rate; (10) teen violent death; (11) school violence; (12) juvenile violent crime arrests; (13) nonviolent juvenile criminal arrests; (14) third grade reading; (15) on-time graduation; and (16) high school completion. The report presents key findings about Maryland's children and describes how Maryland counties rank and how the state ranks nationwide. The bulk of the report presents state and county level data on demographic information and the above indicators from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. Key findings indicated that there were improvements in percentage of babies born to teenage mothers, percentage of paying child support cases, infant mortality rate, percentage of third grade students performing satisfactorily or above on the reading portion of the Maryland State Performance Assessment Program, teen violent death rate, nonviolent juvenile crime arrests, and the percentage of women beginning prenatal care in the first trimester. There was an increase in child poverty, violence-related arrests, and binge drinking. The report concludes with an appendix presenting data by county on the indicators and information on methodology and data sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Drinking, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Advocates for Children and Youth, Inc., Kids Count, 34 Market Place, Fifth Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; Tel: 410-547-9200; Fax: 410-547-8690; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.acy.org ($15, check payable to "ACY-KIDS COUNT").
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Children and Youth, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland