ERIC Number: ED474486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Kids Count County and City Profiles of Child and Family Well-Being: 2002 Statewide Summaries.
Hill, Sheri L.; De Wys, Shelley; Mandell, Dorothy J.; Chang, Matt; Brandon, Richard N.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Washington's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in the areas of community population, health and safety, economic well-being, and education, for all of Washington's 39 counties as well its 3 major cities. The specific indicators include: (1) population change; (2) racial group distribution; (3) inadequate prenatal care; (4) births paid for by Medicaid; (5) WIC participation; (6) fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle crashes; (7) toxic chemical releases; (8) child abuse and neglect; (9) home ownership; (10) annual income; (11) unemployment rate; (12) children living in poverty; (13) food bank clients; and (14) academic achievement in math and reading. The first section of the report presents a state summary of highlights, key indicators, and trends. The remainder and bulk of the report presents city and county data tables for each indicator. Among the findings are the following: (1) the state's child population is growing steadily in numbers and diversity; (2) demands for child-related services are challenging current resources; (3) referrals for child maltreatment dropped in most counties; (4) some increase in number of women receiving prenatal care; (5) food bank clients increased; (6) students continue to struggle to meet basic math standards; and (7) an achievement gap in reading and math continues for Native American, African American and Hispanic students. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accidents, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Homeowners, Hunger, Income, Infants, Mathematics Achievement, Pollution, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Race, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Well Being
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Human Services Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Washington