ERIC Number: ED427886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 1998 Data Book.
Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Minnesota children during the 1990s. The statistical portrait is based on 11 indicators of well-being: (1) child poverty rate; (2) percent of children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; (3) percent receiving free or reduced-price school lunches; (4) teen birth rate; (5) percent born at low birthweight; (6) percent not immunized by age 2; (7) school dropout rate; (8) percent arrested for violent crime; (9) child abuse and neglect rates; (10) percent in out-of-home placements; and (11) child violent death rate. Following an introduction outlining the major findings and providing guidance on interpreting the tabular information, Section 1 of the data book presents state and regional findings for each indicator for this decade, briefly discusses trends in Minnesota, delineates racial differences for each indicator, and discusses prevention and treatment options. Section 2 contains statewide and county profiles, including trends in the 1990s, a brief description of each county, and a comparison of each county to the average. Findings indicate that there are several important areas where Minnesota children are not faring well: the percentage of children born at low birthweight is increasing, the percentage of low-income children has remained the same despite the 1990s economic boom, school dropout rates are unacceptably high, and the percentage of violent crimes committed by children continued to rise through 1995. The data book concludes with data notes and sources and a list of resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Foster Care, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Congregations Concerned for Children-Child Advocacy Network, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, 122 West Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404; Tel: 888-870-1402 (Toll Free); Tel 612-870-3670; Web site: http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/kidscount98 ($12, plus $3 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, St. Paul.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota