ERIC Number: ED475907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
African-American Children: State-Level Measures of Child Well-Being From the 2000 Census. Kids Count Pocket Guide.
Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
This guide compares statistics for black and non-Hispanic white children in each state to assess gaps in economic, educational, and social wellbeing. It uses data from the 2000 U.S. Decennial Census and addresses: demographics (e.g., number of children under age 18, under age 6, ages 6-12, and ages 13-17); families and households (e.g., percent of children in married-couple and single-parent families and percent of children living with neither parent); income and poverty (e.g., percent of married-couple families with children in poverty and percent of female-headed families with children in poverty); education (e.g., percent of students in private and public schools and percent of children out of school and not working); parental and youth employment (e.g., percent of children in two-parent and one-parent families with parents in the labor force and percent of children with no parents in the labor force); and neighborhood characteristics (e.g., percent of children in neighborhoods where more than 35.2 percent of families are female-headed and where more than 18.6 percent of persons are in poverty). In every state on virtually every measure of wellbeing examined, African American children trailed non-Hispanic white children. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Child Welfare, Children, Disabilities, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Neighborhoods, One Parent Family, Poverty, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Well Being, Whites
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-223-2890; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.