ERIC Number: ED451916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Maine KIDS COUNT 2001 Data Book.
This KIDS COUNT data book 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 data book presents state level trend data, a Maine state profile, county-by-county profiles, and a special section addressing harassment and violence in Maine schools. Findings indicate that the status of children's physical and mental health is improving in several key areas, including children covered by health insurance, mortality rates (infant, child, and teen), and arrests of children; physical and mental health areas for concern include child victims of abuse and neglect, and a shortage of mental health workers. In the area of social and economic opportunity, progress was seen in statewide unemployment rates, statewide poverty rate, child support enforcement, and teen pregnancy; social and economic concerns include regional and seasonal unemployment rates, regional poverty, children in homeless shelters, and unemployed youth. Highlights in the area of education and learning include high school completion rates and graduates with plans to attend post-secondary schools; concerns in the area of education and learning are for children with disabilities, state child care enrollments, and high school dropouts. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Health Insurance, Infant Mortality, Infants, Lunch Programs, Mental Health, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, School Security, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being, Youth Problems
Maine Kids Count Data Book, c/o Maine Children's Alliance, 303 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330 ($15). Tel: 207-623-1868; Fax: 207-626-3302; e-mail: MAINEKIDS@mekids.org; Web site: http://www.mekids.org.
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