ERIC Number: ED439820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Indiana: 1998 Indiana Data Book. County Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Lane, Stephanie; Erickson, Judith; Wallace, Dianna
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Indiana's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in six general areas: (1) child and family demographics; (2) economic well-being; (3) child health; (4) child safety; (5) education; (6) teen high risk behaviors; and (7) juvenile justice. The first part of the data book summarizes findings in the areas listed above. Findings include the following: the state has seen slow growth in population; an estimated 23 percent of Indiana families with children are headed by a parent with no spouse present; in 1995, 24 percent of the state's children were living in low-income families with working parents; infant mortality in Indiana, after reaching a record low in 1995, is increasing; the dropout rate for Indiana has continued to drop, reaching 2.8 percent in 1997-98; the proportion of births to unmarried women continues to rise; and births to teen mothers in Indiana are declining. The bulk of the data book contains state and county profiles for the indicators, as well as definitions and data sources. The data book concludes with the Indiana Youth Institute's blueprints for healthy development, which include building positive relationships, spirit and character, and economic independence. (HTH)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Infants, Juvenile Justice, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being
Indiana Youth Institute, 3901 North Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4046. Tel: 800-343-7060 (Toll Free); Tel: 317-924-3657; Fax: 317-924-1314; Web site: http://www.iyi.org/iyi.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana