ERIC Number: ED455916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas KIDS COUNT Data Book, 2001.
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
This Kids Count Data Book provides state and county trends in the well-being of Kansas' children. The statistical portrait is based on 21 indicators of well-being: (1) births to single teens; (2) children in poverty; (3) children approved for free school meals; (4) childhood deaths; (5) infant mortality; (6) births with early prenatal care; (7) kindergartners fully immunized by age two; (8) low birth weight babies; (9) Head Start participation; (10) child care availability; (11) high school graduates pursuing post-secondary education/training; (12) births to mothers with less than the high school degree; (13) students graduating from high school; (14) out-of-home placement; (15) teen violent deaths; (16) reported child abuse and neglect; (17) substantiated child abuse and neglect; (18) juvenile court filings; (19) youth who report using alcohol in past 30 days; (20) youth who report binge drinking; and (21) youth who have ever used drugs other than alcohol. The report's overview notes that childhood and teen violent deaths declined, but rates of low birth weight babies, births to single teens and to mothers with less than a high school diploma, and reported child abuse and neglect worsened. Following this overview, the first part of the data book discusses economic assistance and childhood poverty in Kansas, and provides information on using the data book. The next section presents a description of each indicator and an alphabetical listing of each county comparing base year data from 1995-98 and the current data from 1999. The next section, and bulk of the report, presents state and county statistics for each indicator. The book concludes with data notes and an explanation of sources. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Drinking, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Services, Well Being
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., 715 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612 ($23, plus $2 shipping). Tel: 785-232-0550; Fax: 785-232-0699; Web site: http://www.kac.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas