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PS 027 809
Zehnder-Merrell, Jane; Corey, Michele
Kids Count in Michigan 1999 Data Book: County Profiles of
Child and Family Well-Being.
Kids Count in Michigan, Lansing.; Michigan's Children,
Lansing.; Michigan League for Human Services, Lansing.
Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
441p.; For 1997-98 Data Book, see ED 418 792.
Kids Count in Michigan, Michigan League for Human Services,
300 North Washington Square, Suite 401, Lansing, MI 48933;
Tel: 800-837-5436 (Toll Free); Fax: 517-371-4546; e-mail:
[email protected]; Web site: www.milhs.org ($15, Michigan
residents must add sales tax).
Numerical/Quantitative Data (110) Reports - Descriptive
MF01/PC18 Plus Postage.
At Risk Persons; Birth Weight; Child Abuse; Child Health;
Child Neglect; Child Welfare; Children; Counties;
Demography; Dropout Rate; Early Adolescents; Economically
Disadvantaged; Elementary Secondary Education; Lead
Poisoning; Lunch Programs; Mortality Rate; Outcomes of
Education; Poverty; Prenatal Care; Preschool Education;
Reading Skills; Safety; *Social Indicators; Special
Education; State Norms; State Surveys; Statistical Data;
Tables (Data); Violence; *Well Being; Youth Problems
Arrests; Child Safety; *Indicators; *Michigan; Out of Home
This Kids Count data book for 1999 examines statewide and
county level trends in the well-being of Michigan's children, featuring
available data on young adolescents, ages 10 to 14. The statistical portrait
is based on 15 indicators of well-being: (1) child poverty; (2) free and
reduced price lunch; (3) inadequate prenatal care; (4) low birthweight
infants; (5) infant mortality; (6) child deaths; (7) children in families
investigated for abuse or neglect; (8) substantiated victims of abuse or
neglect; (9) children in out-of-home care; (10) births to teens, ages 15 to
17; (11) teen deaths by accident, homicide, or suicide; (12) index crime
arrests; (13) high school dropouts; (14) students enrolled in special
education; and (15) students with inadequate mathematics skills. Section 1 of
the report discusses young adolescent well-being with regard to community
connections, health, and education, and notes that many communities have
adopted a proactive approach to youth development. Section 2 summarizes the
latest state trends and includes a state map with county child poverty
estimates. Section 3 reviews the background indicators of child population,
childcare and early education, family support programs, childhood lead
poisoning, and immunization. Section 4 analyzes each trend indicator. Section
5, the bulk of the report, presents state and county profiles. Data indicate
that there have been improvements in indicators related to adolescents.
However, economic security indicators have shown declines, and there have
been mixed results in child health, child safety, and education. (KB)