ERIC Number: ED439821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Indiana: 1999 Data Book. County Profiles of Child Well-Being [and] Highlights of "Kids Count" Data: State and County Statistics.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Indiana's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in ten general areas: (1) child and family demographics; (2) economic well-being; (3) poverty; (4) child safety; (5) education; (6) health and well-being; (7) mental health and additions; (8) mortality; (9) teen high-risk behaviors; and (10) juvenile justice. The first part of the data book summarizes findings in the areas listed above. Findings include the following: child poverty in the state continues to decline; teen birth rates also continue to decline; and the number of juvenile delinquency cases has dropped for the first time in 7 years. However, in the previous year, Indiana suffered its highest number of child abuse deaths in the last decade, and the number of low birth weight babies continued to rise. The data book then highlights the Indiana Youth Worker Study, which examined the characteristics and compensation of those working in youth agencies, and the Search Institute Survey, which assessed developmental assets of Indiana youth. The bulk of the data book contains state and county profiles for the indicators, as well as definitions and data sources. County Data Tables are appended. The data book concludes with a list of 12 building blocks for building a firm foundation for Indiana's young people, which include a healthy body, support from family and community, commitment to learning, positive values, and constructive use of time. (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: 317-920-2700; Fax: 317-924-7060; Web site: http://www.iyi.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana