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Title: Kids Count Data Book 2005
Corporate Author: Annie E. Casey Foundation
United States of America
Project Director: William P. O'Hare
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 197
Sponsoring Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD 21202
Sale Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data pertinent to the current status (2005) of and trends in children's well-being in America.
Abstract: The purpose of this annual assessment of children's well-being is to provide ongoing benchmarks for States to use in measuring how the well-being of their children has progressed or regressed over time. The 10 key indicators selected as directly relevant to children's well-being are as follows: percent low-birth-weight babies; infant mortality rate; child death rate; teen death rate; teen birth rate; percent of teens who are high school dropouts; percent of teens not attending school and not working; percent of children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment; the percent of children in poverty; and the percent of children in single-parent households. Data on these 10 indicators are all from Federal Government statistical agencies and reflect the best available State data for tracking annual changes in each indicator. The most recent figures are compared with corresponding data from 2000, in order to assess trends in each State. The report notes that at the national level, only 3 of the 10 indicators of child well-being have improved since 2000, while children's well-being worsened on 5 indicators and remained unchanged on 2 indicators. This report shows the overall ranking of States on the well-being of their child residents based on all 10 indicators. Each of the indicators is discussed separately. Appended supplementary information and data
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Adolescent parents; Adolescent pregnancy; Child fatalities; Economic influences; Fatalities; Juvenile health services; Single parent families; Social conditions; State-by-state analyses
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