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ERIC Number: ED473850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 155
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Illinois Kids Count 2003: The Window of Opportunity.
Parente, Julie
This Kids Count report examines trends in the well-being of Illinois' children. The statistical portrait is based on 25 indicators in the areas of family, economic security, education, safety, and health. The indicators are: (1) child population and births; (2) language spoken at home; (3) children in two-parent families; (4) grandparents raising grandchildren; (5) teen births; (6) children in foster care; (7) children with disabilities; (8) family income, self-sufficiency, child poverty, and TANF; (9) food stamp enrollment; (10) affordable housing; (11) child support; (12) employed parents; (13) unemployment; (14) early childhood education; (15) licensed child care; (16) class size; (17) per-pupil spending; (18) high school graduation rate; (19) health insurance coverage; (20) rates of vaccine-preventable diseases; (21) infant mortality; (22) low birth-weight babies; (23) child abuse and neglect; (24) child deaths; (25) lead poisoning. The first part of the report notes state trends and key findings for each indicator as well as definitions. The remainder and bulk of the report presents indicator data for each county. The data indicate improvement in indicators for child health care enrollment, children in foster care, and births to teen mothers. Indicators showing mixed progressno improvement for subgroups--are median income, children living in poverty, and infant mortality. Indicators in need of attention include health insurance coverage, assistance to working poor, unemployment, child care program quality, and graduation rates. (HTH)
Voices for Illinois Children, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1490, Chicago, IL 60604-1103 ($12, "Voices" members; $15, nonmembers). Tel: 312-456-0600; Fax: 312-456-0088; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois