ERIC Number: ED445785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Nebraska: 1998 Report.
This Kids Count report is the sixth to examine statewide trends and county data on the well-being of Nebraska's children. The bulk of this statistical report presents findings on 32 indicators of well-being in 8 areas: (1) child abuse and neglect/domestic violence, including abuse fatalities and serious injuries; (2) early childhood care and education, including Head Start enrollment, child care availability, and child care subsidies; (3) economic well-being, including poverty rates, divorces and child support, and families receiving cash assistance; (4) education, including high school graduation rates, school expulsion, and special education students; (5) physical and behavioral health, including low birth weight, prenatal care, teen birth rate, infant and child mortality, immunizations, teen suicide, and teen drug use; (6) juvenile justice, including juvenile arrests and numbers committed to youth rehabilitation and treatment centers; (7) nutrition, including numbers receiving food stamps, free or subsidized school lunches, and summer food programs; and (8) out-of-home care, including foster home availability. The report combines statistical data, the findings of impact studies, and policy information related to indicators of well-being. Statewide statistical data are reported as well as for each county. The report's findings indicate that since 1985, Nebraska has seen fewer substantiated child abuse cases, with a slight increase in the number of cases investigated. Fewer than half the eligible children have access to a Head Start program. The number of families receiving cash assistance is at its lowest point since 1985. The high school dropout rate is at 17.8 percent. The report also describes the methodology and data sources. Contains 35 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Divorce, Dropout Rate, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, High School Graduates, Infant Mortality, Nutrition, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Welfare Services, Well Being
Voices for Children in Nebraska, 7521 Main Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68127; Tel: 402-597-3100; Fax: 402-597-2705 ($10).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Voices for Children in Nebraska, Omaha.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska