ERIC Number: ED472549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
North Carolina Children's Index, 2002: A Profile of Leading Indicators of the Health and Well-Being on North Carolina's Children.
Haggerty, Joann H.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of North Carolina's children. The statistical portrait is based on 22 selected key indicators representing background demographics, economic, educational, health, and social well-being: (1) children poverty rate; (2) TANF recipients; (3) children in families receiving food stamps; (4) children enrolled in free/reduced price school meals; (5) children in publicly subsidized child care; (6) Medicaid child enrollment; (7) infant mortality; (8) low birthweight; (9) births to teens; (10) births to mothers with inadequate prenatal care; (11) child deaths; (12) child care enrollment; (13) third grade math and reading proficiency; (14) eighth grade reading and math proficiency; (15) SAT scores and percent of graduating seniors taking test; (16) public high school completion rate; (17) public high school dropout rate; (18) public high school per pupil expenditures; (19) reported child abuse and neglect; (20) substantiated child abuse and neglect; (21) foster care; and (22) youth in the juvenile justice system. Part 1 of the report explains the new indicators and charts in the report and provides an overview of the statewide findings. Appended to Part 1 is information on data sources and a discussion of the Leandro decision, a landmark court case concerning public education in North Carolina. Part 2, the bulk of the report, offers specific findings and trends over the past 10 years for all 100 counties and statewide information related to the Leandro decision. Part 3 of the report presents additional data notes and sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Educational Indicators, Family Income, Foster Care, Health Insurance, High Schools, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute, Attn: NC Children's Index 2002, 311 East Edenton Street; Raleigh, NC 27601-1017. Tel: 919-834-6623; Fax: 919-829-7299. For full text: http://www.ncchild.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh.; Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Child Advocacy Inst., Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina