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In this report, the Center for Public Policy Priorities displays a key set of measures on child well-being through a series of maps that show how each county compares with others and with the state as a whole. Through text they provide commentary on the data, explain how the reader can access additional data from our comprehensive website, and discuss how the reader can use the data to inform debate and guide decisions about public policy. Last year the Center for Public Policy Priorities introduced a wholly revamped annual publication, The State of Texas Children 2003. In this report, they completely reorganized the more than 30 Texas KIDS COUNT indicators into eight thematic categories, relevant to the economic, educational, physical, emotional, and social well-being of Texas children from infancy through adolescence, and represented by core sections in each of the print and electronic products. They also moved county profiles to Texas KIDS COUNT Online, for the first time making it possible to present every Texas KIDS COUNT indicator within each of the profiles. Some of these indicators represent outcomes, such as infant mortality, child poverty, and teen pregnancy, actually experienced by children and their families in the state. Another set of Texas KIDS COUNT indicators documents the use of social services, such as Food Stamps or CHIP, that provide a critical safety net for Texas children and families in need. A third group of indicators, mostly demographic measures such as total population and child population counts, offers insight into the contextual factors that influence the circumstances and prospects of our children, families, and communities.

Descriptors: Child Welfare, Safety, Nutrition, Family (Sociological Unit), Economic Opportunities, Early Childhood Education, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, High Risk Students, Profiles, Counties, Well Being, Social Indicators

Center for Public Policy Priorities, 900 Lydia Street, Austin, TX 78702. Tel: 512-320-0222; Fax: 512-320-0227; Web site: http://www.cppp.org/.









Author: Center for Public Policy Priorities

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5267&id=ED486401







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