ERIC Number: ED442888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
KIDS COUNT Data Book, 2000: State Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
This publication presents a broad array of data designed to illuminate the status of America's children and to assess trends in their well-being. By updating the assessment every year, this book provides ongoing benchmarks with which states can see how they have advanced or regressed since 1990. The book focuses on 10 indicators: percent low-birthweight babies; infant mortality rate; child death rate; rate of teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; teen birth rate; percent of teens who are high school dropouts; percent of teens not attending school and not working; percent of children living with parents who do not have full-time, year-round employment; percent of children in poverty; and percent of families with children headed by a single parent. Data are provided for the nation and for each state on demographic change, economic characteristics, child health and education, and child care indicators. Three appendixes present KIDS COUNT standard scores and national rankings, multi-year trend data for KIDS COUNT indicators, and multi-year national composite ranks. The publication also includes definitions and data sources, criteria for selecting KIDS COUNT indicators, and primary contacts for state KIDS COUNT projects. (SM)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Dropouts, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economic Factors, Homicide, Infant Mortality, Intermediate Grades, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Part Time Employment, Poverty, Suicide, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Violence, Well Being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Attention: KIDS COUNT Data Book, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-223-2890; Fax: 410-547-6624. For full text: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.