ERIC Number: ED475172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
West Virginia Kids Count Data Book: 2001 County Profiles of Child Well-Being. Trends in Child Well-Being, 1990 to 2000.
Folden, Pam, Ed.
This tenth annual KIDS COUNT data book examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of West Virginia's children; this year's report looks at a decade of data based on indicators in four areas: child health, education, safety and security, and economic conditions. Following a summary that describes overall findings, the bulk of the report presents county profiles based on the 12 specific indicators of well-being: (1) percent low birth weight babies; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child death rate; (4) percent of eligible children served by Head Start; (5) percent children approved for free and reduced school meals; (6) child abuse/neglect rate; (7) teen birth rate; (8) percent births to unmarried teens; (9) percent of high school dropouts; (10) juvenile delinquency case rate; (11) teen violent death rate; and (12) percent births to mothers with less than a twelfth-grade education. Trends for data are indicated for 1990-2000 decade. Over this time range, several indicators show improvement, including infant and child deaths, unemployment, and median family income. Worsening indicators include rates for low-birth weight babies, children approved for free or reduced-price meals, and juvenile delinquency cases. Information on definitions, methodology, and sources concludes the data book. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Safety, Social Indicators, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
West Viriginia Kids Count Fund, 1031 Quarrier Street, Suite 313, Atlas Building, Charleston, WV 25301-9958 (first copy, free; additional copies $10). Tel: 888-543-7268 (Toll Free); Tel: 304-345-2101; Fax: 304-345-2102; e-mail: HN3174@handsnet.org; Web site: http://www.wvkidscountfund.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Kids Count Fund, Charleston.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Survey Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia