Family Matters: Indicators of Well-Being for Iowa Children.Report as inadecuate

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This 1994 Iowa Kids Count book presents data collected as part of a national program to track trends in child well-being. The purpose of the publication is to provide trend information needed by policy makers and the public to establish results-based policies to improve child well-being. The first part of the book describes the changing status of the Iowa family and the implications of these changes for the well-being of children and for social policy. The second part reveals mixed results in child well-being trends in the areas of: (1) "Infant Mortality"; (2) "Low Birthweight"; (3) "Child Deaths"; (4) "Teen Violent Deaths"; (5) "Births to 16- and 17-Year-Olds"; (6) "Teen Unmarried Births"; (7) "Child Abuse"; (8) "High School Graduation"; and (9) Rural, Small Urban and Metropolitan County Comparisons." The report stresses the need for social policy that is responsive to changing social structure. (AMC)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, High School Graduates, Homicide, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Policy Formation, Sociocultural Patterns, Violence, Well Being, Young Children

Iowa Kids Count Initiative, Child and Family Policy Center, 1021 Fleming Building, 218 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309; phone: 515-280-9027.

Author: Iowa Kids Count Initiative, Des Moines.


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