ERIC Number: ED454965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
County Profiles of Child and Family Well-Being: 2000 Statewide Summaries.
Lee, Incho; Nelson, Adam; Bence, Michael; Tran, Hoai; Brandon, Richard
These 42 Washington Kids Count summaries, one for each of the state's counties and major metropolitan areas, examine trends in the well-being of Washington's children. The summaries each begin with a report on economic prosperity within the state and the county or region. The statistical portraits are based on indicators in three general areas of children's well-being: (1) economic well-being (annual wages, family structure and income level, child care burden); (2) health and safety (prenatal care, low birthweight, low birthweight by race/ethnic group, teen pregnancy, child abuse and neglect, juvenile arrests); and (3) education (seventh grade reading and mathematics achievement). Comparison data are presented and trends are analyzed. Also presented are specific county profile data in comparison to the state. The data indicate that there has been a year of solid economic growth in Washington, but that disparities in all realms of child well-being have continued at 1998-1999 levels or have grown worse. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Family Structure, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Racial Differences, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Research and Data Analysis.; Boeing Co., Seattle, WA.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Human Services Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Washington