ERIC Number: ED435451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
WisKids Count Data Book, 1999: A Portrait of Child Well-Being in Wisconsin.
Corbett, Tom; Boehnen, Elisabeth; White, Cynthia
This WisKids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Wisconsin's children, revisiting indicators that have been followed since the inception of the WisKids Count series. The statistical portrait is based on nine general areas: (1) county demographics; (2) county labor market; (3) family formation; (4) child health/family well-being; (5) child and family welfare; (6) juvenile justice; (7) public program participation; (8) early childhood program participation; and (9) Wisconsin Works (W-2) and related programs. The report is divided into five sections. Section 1 contains introductory materials and specifically addresses seven areas of concern for Wisconsin's children at the end of the decade: (1) economic growth and child well-being; (2) brain development: the first 3 years; (3) family formation; (4) child health; (5) child welfare; (6) public program participation; and (7) adolescence. Section 2, the bulk of the report, contains statistical data for the state of Wisconsin as a whole and for its 72 counties. Section 3 contains a 3 year average of county rankings and trends in the areas of annual wage in goods-producing sectors, incidents of domestic violence, children receiving WIC services, and births to mothers with less than a high school education. Section 4 contains education data by county for standardized tests and selected incidence numbers. numbers. The final section contains information on data sources and explanations. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Care Costs, Health Services, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
WCCF, 16 North Carroll Street, No. 600, Madison, WI 53703 ($15). Tel: 608-284-0580; Fax: 608-284-0583; Web site: www.wccf.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin