ERIC Number: ED473689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Indiana 2002 Data Book: County Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Hightower King, Mindy M.; Ruuprecht, Karen M.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Indiana's children. The statistical portrait is based on more than 50 indicators of child well-being in the areas of: (1) demographics; (2) economic well-being; (3) early childhood; (4) child protection; (5) health and well-being; (6) education; and (7) juveniles and the law. The data book begins with introductory comments, 2002 youth worker study overview, data book highlights, and information on use of the data book. The second section contains state summary data on indicators in the areas of: (1) children and their families; (2) families in need; (3) child abuse and neglect; (4) healthcare; (5) K-12 education; (6) alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; and (7) after school time. The remainder and bulk of the data book contains state and county profiles for the indicators, with comparison data for the current year and a baseline year. The data indicate an increase in nutritional assistance, fatalities from abuse and neglect, and graduation rate. The data indicate a decrease in low birthweight babies, teen births, infant mortality, and 8th grade smokers.(SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Drinking, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Graduation Rate, Home Schooling, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Infants, Juvenile Justice, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Sexual Abuse, Smoking, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Youth Employment
Indiana Youth Institute, 603 E. Washington Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2692 ($10). Tel: 800-343-7060 (Toll Free); Tel: 317-396-2700; Fax: 317-396-2701; Web site: http://www.iyi.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ameritech Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana