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ERIC Number: ED440728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee, 1999.
Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Tennessee's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in four main areas: (1) child health; (2) education; (3) social indicators; and (4) economic status. The report begins with an executive summary and a lengthy listing of the major statistical findings in each indicator area. The report continues with the statistical summary for each of the four indicator areas, including a narrative of the problems and progress made in the target area, as well as statistical data. The first area covers the status of health, including the TennCare program, prenatal care, teen pregnancy, low birth weight, infant mortality, child death, teen violent death, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases. The second area pertains to the status of education, including Head Start, school safety, education, special education, high school dropouts, and school nutrition. The third area covers social indicators, including child abuse, juvenile justice, and state custody. The fourth area addresses economic status, including income, families first, food stamps, labor, housing, single parent families, and population. The report concludes with a listing of definitions and terms. (Contains 49 references.) (SD)
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, Tennessee KIDS COUNT, Andrew Johnson Tower, 9th Floor, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243-0800. Tel: 800-264-0904 (Toll Free); Tel: 615-741-2633; Fax: 615-741-5956; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Commission on Children and Youth, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee