ERIC Number: ED444751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Maine KIDS COUNT 2000 Data Book.
Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta.
This KIDS COUNT Report details statewide trends in the well-being of Maine's children. The statistical portrait is based on a variety of indicators in the areas of: (1) physical and mental health; (2) social and economic opportunity; (3) education and learning; and (4) child health care access. The report contains a special section on Maine children in need, discussing: gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth; the Maine Youth Initiative; and the Mental and Behavioral Health Initiative. Following the data for these areas, the report presents state level trend data, a Maine state profile, county-by-county profiles, 1990 census data, and definitions and sources of data. Findings indicate that the status of children's physical and mental health is improving in several key areas, including infant mortality rate, low birth weight infants, 2-year-old immunizations, teen smoking, teen violent death rate, and juvenile arrest rate. There are mixed indications of children's social and economic security, with progress in child support enforcement, teen birth rates, median household income, and unemployment rate. Education indicators revealing room for improvement include high school completions, graduates with plans to attend post-secondary education, and dropout rates. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Employed Parents, Family Environment, Health Insurance, Mental Health, One Parent Family, Poverty, Sexuality, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Well Being, Youth Problems
Maine Children's Alliance, 303 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330; Tel: 207-623-1868; Fax: 207-626-3302; e-mail: MAINEKIDS@mekids.org ($12; Free with annual $25 membership.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Maine Children's Alliance, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine