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ERIC Number: ED475168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Minnesota Kids: A Closer Look. 2003 Data Book.
Coffin, Linda
This KIDS COUNT data book examines trends in the well-being of Minnesotas children. The statistical portrait is based on 11 indicators of child well-being: (1) children living in poverty; (2) children in families receiving food stamps; (3) children receiving free or reduced-price school lunch; (4) children born to teenage mothers; (5) children born at low birthweight; (6) children transferring schools; (7) children not graduating on time; (8) children arrested for serious crime; (9) children abused and neglected; (10) children in out-of-home placements; and (11) children dying from homicide, suicide and injuries. Following an introduction, the data book provides regional and statewide statistical summaries for each indicator, discusses the importance of the indicator, describes potential improvement strategies, and notes Minnesota trends. The data are then compared for 1992, 1996, and 2001. Among the positive trends noted are a decline in percentage of children in poverty, a decline in the number of children born to adolescent mothers, and a decrease in the number of arrests of children for violent crime. (HTH)
Congregations Concerned for Children - Child Advocacy Network, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, 122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 315, Minneapolis, MN 55404 ($12, plus postage and handling). Tel: 888-870-1402 (Toll Free); Tel: 612-870-3670; Web site:
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: Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota, St. Paul.; Kids Count Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota