ERIC Number: ED440744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Child Care in West Virginia. West Virginia Kids Count Data Book: 1999 County Profiles of Child Well-Being.
West Virginia Kids Count Fund, Charleston.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Survey Research Center.
This Kids Count report examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of West Virginia's children. Following a summary which describes overall findings, the bulk of the report presents the statistical portrait, based on 12 indicators of well-being: (1) percent low birth weight babies; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate; (4) percent of eligible children served by Head Start; (5) percent children approved for free and reduced school meals; (6) child abuse/neglect rate; (7) teen birth rate; (8) percent births to unmarried teens; (9) percent high school dropouts; (10) juvenile delinquency case rate; (11) teen violent death rate; and (12) percent births to mothers with less than a twelfth-grade education. Trends for data are indicated where appropriate, based on 1990 and 1997 data. Statewide, several indicators show improvement, while the rates of low birth weight babies, children approved for free and reduced school meals, births to unmarried teens, and juvenile delinquency have increased. The report includes a special section on day care in West Virginia. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Safety, Social Indicators, Statistical Surveys, 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: West Virginia Kids Count Fund, Charleston.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Survey Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia