ERIC Number: ED473691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Kids Count 2002 County Data Book.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Kentucky's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of child well-being in the areas of: (1) child poverty; (2) family types; (4) child living arrangements and parental employment; (4) births; (5) child and teen deaths; (6) economic security; (7) student performance; (8) child care and early education; (9) child abuse and neglect; and (10) juvenile justice. The first section of the data book presents introductory materials. The second section addresses child and family trends and child safety and well-being issues on a statewide basis. The third section provides recommendations for supporting low-income working families. The fourth section and bulk of the data book presents state and county data pages, comparing current findings with data available from previous years. The data indicate an increase in prenatal care, low birth weight babies, math and reading achievement scores, and juvenile justice cases. The data indicate a decrease in child poverty rates, teen birth rates, infant mortality, and teen violent deaths. The data book concludes with information on definitions and data sources. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Children, Counties, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Enrollment, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Infant Mortality, Infants, Juvenile Justice, Labor Market, Low Income, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Parent Background, Population Trends, Poverty, Premature Infants, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Social Indicators, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being
Kentucky Youth Advocates, 2034 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206. Tel: 502-895-8167; Fax: 502-895-8225; Web site: http://www.kyyouth.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Youth Advocates, Inc., Louisville.; Louisville Univ., KY. Kentucky Population Research.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program