ERIC Number: ED439827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Kids Count Data Book, 1999. A Project of Kansas Action for Children.
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
The Kids Count Data Book examines trends in the well-being of Kansas children. This statistical portrait is based on trends in 22 indicators of child well-being, grouped into 5 areas: (1) economic well-being--births to single teens, child poverty rates, free school meals, and family economic assistance; (2) physical health and safety--childhood deaths, infant mortality, early prenatal care, immunization rates, and low birth-weight infants; (3) childhood care and education--Head Start participation, child care availability, high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education and training, births to mothers with less than a high school degree, and high school graduation rates; (4) emotional well-being--out-of-home placement, teen violent deaths, and reported and substantiated child abuse and neglect; and (5) social behavior and social control--juvenile court filings, youth alcohol use and binge drinking, and youth who have ever used drugs other than alcohol. Following an executive summary, Section 1 of the report discusses welfare reform in Kansas and makes recommendations for strengthening the safety net for families no longer receiving welfare services. Section 2 consists of tables detailing findings for each indicator by county and statewide. Section 3, the bulk of the report, presents statistics for each county, a graphic and narrative description of trends, and demographic information. Among the findings, the data book shows significant improvement in immunization rates, infant mortality, childhood death, teen violent death rates, youth drug use, and Head Start participation. Concerns were evident in reports and substantiations of child abuse or neglect, juvenile court filings, childhood poverty rates, and low birth-weight infants. Information on data sources is appended. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Drinking, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Well Being
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., 715 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612 ($23, plus $2 shipping). Tel: 785-232-0550; Fax: 785-232-0699; Web site: http://www.kac.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas