ERIC Number: ED459948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
South Carolina Kids Count, 2000.
Holmes, A. Baron
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of South Carolina's children. The statistical portrait is based on 41 indicators in the areas of demographics, family, economic status, health, readiness and early school performance, scholastic achievement, and adolescent risk behaviors. The indicators are: (1) population; (2) births to teen mothers; (3) births to mothers not completing high school; (4) births to single mothers; (5) divorce rate; (6) single-parent family; (7) parents working; (8) abuse and neglect; (9) family violence; (10) out of home placements; (11) adult/child ratio; (12) poverty; (13) barriers to self-sufficiency; (14) income; (15) child support payments; (16) prenatal care; (17) low birth weight; (18) infant mortality; (19) childhood injuries and deaths; (20) immunization; (21) sexually transmitted diseases; (22) healthy lifestyles; (23) tobacco use; (24) disabilities; (25) emotional and behavioral disorders; (26) inadequate healthcare; (27) ambulatory care; (28) first-grade readiness; (29) first-grade failure rates; (30) overage for grade three; (31) special education; (32) achievement trends; (33) Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test; (34) dropout rates; (35) adolescents not in school or employed; (36) sexual activity and pregnancy; (37) alcohol use; (38) heavy drinking; (39) drugs; (40) juvenile delinquency; and (41) adolescent deaths. Statewide data and summary information are provided for each indicator. Fifteen tables are included and summarize specific indicator information. The report's findings indicate that too many children are at risk of not growing up to become self-supporting adults, with 25.1% in single-parent families, 21% in poverty, 30.9% not graduating from school, 37.4% of high school students using alcohol, and 12.8% using drugs each month. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Delinquency, Demography, Disabilities, Divorce, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Women, Family Income, Health Needs, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Sexuality, Smoking, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being
South Carolina, Kids Count, Attn. Project Manager, P.O. Box 12444, Columbia, SC 29211. Tel: 803-734-1295; Fax: 803-734-1276; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ors.state.sc.us/kc.html.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Kids Count, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina