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ERIC Number: ED475277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Pages: 71
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State Profiles of Child Well-Being: Results from the 2000 Census. A Kids Count/PRB Report on Census 2000.
Mather, Mark; Rivers, Kerri L.
This report profiles child wellbeing for each state and the District of Columbia, using data from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Censuses. Each profile includes a graph showing 1990-00 trends for five key indicators of child wellbeing: children in poverty; children in single-parent households; teens who are high school dropouts; children who have difficulty speaking English; and children living in high-poverty neighborhoods. Each profile also includes a table with additional data on children from the 2000 Census showing the number and percentage of children for nine key indicators. Besides the five measures included in the graph, the table offers measures of children in extreme poverty, children in low-income households, children who are not in school and not working, and children with one or more disabilities. Nationwide, the percentage of children under age 18 living in poverty declined from 18.3 to 16.6 percent. There were 11.7 million children living in poverty in 2000. The share of children living in single-parent households increased from 20.2 to 23.3 percent. Nationwide, 16.8 million children lived in single-parent households in 2000. The percentage of teens age 16-19 who were high school dropouts decreased from 11.2 to 9.8 percent. The share of children having difficulty speaking English increased from 5.3 to 6.6 percent. The percentage of children living in high-poverty neighborhoods decreased from 23.3 to 20.4 percent. Appended are state rankings on key indicators of child well-being and a glossary. (SM)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.