ERIC Number: ED447948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
WisKids Count Data Book, 2000.
Jacobson, Bob; Grigsby, Tamara; Roberts, Brandon; Wehrly, Mark
This WisKids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Wisconsin's children, revisiting indicators that have been followed since 1991. The statistical portrait is based on ten general areas: (1) county demographics; (2) county labor market; (3) housing; (4) maternal and child health; (5) early childhood program participation; (6) child and family welfare; (7) juvenile justice; (8) program participation; (9) W-2 related programs; and (10) subsidized child care (Wisconsin Shares). The report is divided into six sections. Section one contains introductory materials and specifically addresses three areas of concern for Wisconsin's children: (1) the affordable housing crisis and its impact on children; (2) red flags, which indicate changing trends in state program data; and (3) racial disparities in Wisconsin. Section two, the bulk of the report, presents statistical data for the state of Wisconsin as a whole and for each of its 72 counties. Section three presents county rankings in 1998 on various indictors such as median family income, children receiving Birth-to-Three services, juveniles in correctional facilities, births to mothers younger than 18, and Food Stamp recipients. Section four contains education data for the school year 1998-1999, including indicators such as attendance, instruction costs, various grade level testing results, and ACT scores. Section five highlights selected incidence numbers. Section six contains information on data sources and explanations. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Care Costs, Health Services, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Preschool Education, Racial Factors, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Council on Children and Families Inc., Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Research on Poverty.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin