ERIC Number: ED448891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Kids Count 2001: Envisioning the Future.
Baker, Brenda; Familia, Yahaira; Gifford, Amy; Knowlton, Gretchen; Matakis, Brian; Olson, Melissa; Owens, Tracy; Zasadny, Julie
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Illinois' children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in the areas of family, education and child care, arts and recreation, safety, health, and economic security. The indicators are: (1) percent of children living in poverty; (2) number of children enrolled in state/federal health insurance programs; (3) number of students in arts/recreation programs; (4) teen births; (5) number of children in foster care; (6) Head Start enrollment; (7) high school dropout rate (8) licensed child care; (9) child abuse and neglect; (10) child death rate; (11) low birth weight; (12) infant mortality; (13) children receiving free and reduced lunches; (14) child support compliance; (15) families receiving TANF; and (16) affordable housing. The first part of the report explores Voices for Illinois Children's "Charter for Illinois Children," highlighting relevant programs in the areas of family, education, arts and recreation, safety, health, and economic security. The bulk of the document presents data tables for each of the indicators for the state, each county, and the city of Chicago. The findings indicate some improvement, showing decreases in the number of births to teens, the number of children in foster care, high school dropout rates, rate of child abuse and neglect, and the number of families and children receiving welfare. However, the report cites areas still in need of improvement, including the number of children still uninsured, the lack of affordable housing, and racial disparities in the areas of births to teens and infant mortality rates. The report concludes with endnotes, definitions, and data sources. (HTH)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Foster Care, Health Insurance, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Welfare Recipients, Well Being, Youth Problems
Voices for Illinois Children, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1490, Chicago, IL 60604-1103. Tel: 312-456-0600; Fax: 312-456-0088; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.voices4kids.org ($15, $12 for "Voices" members).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Illinois (Chicago)