ERIC Number: ED437144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
California: The State of Our Children. Report Card '95 [and] Supplement.
Children Now, Oakland, CA.
This report card and its supplement summarize the Kids Count data book for 1995, which profiled statewide trends in the well-being of California's children. The report card findings indicate that California ranks at the bottom among the 50 states in fostering the healthy development of children. The report card proposes the passage of the Children's Accountability Act to track funding and serve children through accountability of elected representatives and public agencies. The supplement to the report card begins with an introduction to the indicators showing improvement and those showing worsening conditions since 1994. Section 2 provides detailed data findings, including state benchmarks chart, key findings, and data highlights. Section 3 provides recommendations supporting adoption of the Children's Accountability Act. Section 4 provides summary conclusions on addressing the problems faced by California's children. Section 5 provides summary data on the following benchmarks: (1) family economics issues such as hunger, homelessness, and poverty; (2) teen opportunity issues such as births, substance abuse, unemployed youth, and incarcerated juveniles; (3) safety issues, including child abuse and neglect; (4) health issues such as prenatal care, immunizations, uninsured children, and mental health; and (5) education issues, including dropout rate, student/teacher ratio, and reading and math skills. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Crime, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foster Care, Homeless People, Hunger, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children Now, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California