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ERIC Number: ED474486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 172
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Human Services Policy Center, Attn: Publication Orders, University of Washington, Box 353060, Seattle, WA 98195-3060. Tel: 206-685-3135; Fax: 206-616-1553; 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: Washington Univ., Seattle. Human Services Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Washington