ERIC Number: ED434759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Data Book on Louisiana's Children, 1999.
Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.
This Kids Count data book provides statistics on the well-being of children in Louisiana. Data are provided for the state as a whole and for each of Louisiana's 64 parishes. An introduction summarizes findings for 1999, and a final section summarizes trends in the data over the past several years. Indicators used in the report to measure child well-being are: (1) population; (2) poverty; (3) employment and income (median family income, percent and number unemployed); (4) children receiving aid from Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP), Medicaid, food stamps, Women Infants and Children (WIC) program, child care assistance, and FINDWORK child care; (5) maternal and child health (percent births to teens, percent low birth weight, percent women receiving adequate prenatal care, infant mortality rate, immunization rates); (6) children in trouble (children in custody/under supervision of Office of Youth Development, crimes against property, crimes against persons); (7) child abuse and neglect (physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, children in foster care); and (8) public education (registration, per pupil expenditure, teacher salary, exceptional children program, dropout rates). (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Blacks, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Quality of Life, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Well Being, Youth Problems
Agenda for Children, P.O. Box 51837, New Orleans, LA 70151 ($12). Tel: 504-586-8509; Fax: 504-586-8522; e-mail: agenda for firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana