ERIC Number: ED439813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Wyoming Kids Count Factbook, 1997.
Wyoming Kids Count, Cheyenne.; Wyoming P.A.R.E.N.T., Laramie.
This Kids Count factbook details statewide trends in the well-being of Wyoming's children. The 1997 report has been expanded to include detailed information on the status of children by categories of welfare, health, and education. The first part of the factbook documents trends by county for 15 indicators: (1) poverty and population; (2) education; (3) births; (4) early prenatal care; (5) percent of mothers who smoked during pregnancy; (6) percent of low birth weight babies; (7) births to teens; (8) infant deaths; (9) children with developmental disabilities; (10) certified day care facilities; (11) child deaths; (12) teen violent deaths; (13) teen motor vehicle deaths; (14) teen suicides; and (15) juvenile arrests for violent crime. The statistical findings include the following: in 1993, 14.9 percent of Wyoming children were living in poverty; the number of births in Wyoming had declined since 1990; on average, 22 percent of Wyoming's mothers smoked during pregnancy; Wyoming continues to exceed the national average of low birth-weight babies; the percent of babies born to teen mothers has increased slightly since 1990; and teen violent deaths and teen motor vehicle deaths have increased since 1990. The next part of the factbook presents the child care providers compensation study, which include the following findings: child care teachers in for-profit centers receive lower wages than in non-profit/non-government centers; teachers' average starting salary was $16,057; home providers earn an average of $6,400 per year, working 11 1/2 hours per day, 5 days a week, closing only 15 days per year. The remainder of the factbook presents state and county profiles for the indicators listed above. A directory of legislators concludes the document. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Compensation (Remuneration), Counties, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Infants, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, 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: Wyoming Kids Count, Cheyenne.; Wyoming P.A.R.E.N.T., Laramie.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming