ERIC Number: ED452986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Washington's Children, Spring 2000. [Eighth Annual Report].
Marvinney, Sandy, Ed.
This Kids Count report is the eighth to examine annually statewide trends in the well-being of Washington's children. Following an introduction, Part 1 of the report focuses on one "success story" and one "challenge ahead" for each of the five domains examined: (1) family and community (including teen birth rate, teen pregnancy, births to unmarried mothers, divorces involving children, children in out-of-home care); (2) economic conditions (including wages, per capita income, and child care costs); (3) health (including infant mortality rate, low birthweight rate, immunizations, deaths from medical conditions, and suicide mortality); (4) education (including percentage of fourth and seventh graders meeting adequate standards on statewide tests of reading, math, writing, and listening); and (5) safety and security (including child abuse and neglect, homicides, and juvenile arrests). Successes highlighted in the report include the recent decline in teen pregnancy, improvements in wages and employment, decline in infant mortality, establishment of universal K-12 public education, and the reduction in deaths from unintentional injuries. Challenges highlighted include rekindling community concern and caring for children, reducing income disparities, helping children learn and adhere to health behaviors, ensuring that all children have the educational tools to succeed, and curbing the epidemic of violence. Part 2 of the report presents statewide trends and county information on key indicators. The report concludes with information on data sources. Appended are tables detailing the number of children in each Washington county in 1980 and 1998 as well as a statewide breakdown by age, sex, and race. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Foster Care, Guns, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Seattle. Div. of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.; Boeing Co., Seattle, WA.; Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. School of Public Health and Community Medicine.; Washington Univ., Seattle. Human Services Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Washington