ERIC Number: ED364341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Compromised Futures: Indiana's Children in Poverty. Occasional Paper No. 2.
Erickson, Judith B.
The number of poor children in the United States is high, and estimates suggest that poverty among Indiana's children is increasing at twice the national rate. Presently, Indiana does not have readily available, comprehensive information about the state's children and adolescents. There are few ways to link Indiana's poverty data to other important and related information about health, teen pregnancy, infant mortality, corrections, fires and accidents, and other indicators of the well-being of Indiana's youngest citizens. This report documents the extent of poverty among children and adolescents in Indiana. Topics discussed include: (1) the problem of locating information about Indiana's poor children; (2) poverty among Americans and among Hoosiers; (3) indicators related to poverty; (4) hunger and homelessness in Indiana; and (5) the effect of poverty on children's health. Based on reports by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Children's Defense Fund, the report examines how well the state of Indiana has met certain standards or goals that impact poor children. These standards and goals address welfare benefits, Medicaid benefits, prenatal care, infant mortality, low birthweight, teen parenthood, housing affordability, youth unemployment, nutritional assistance, and support for early childhood education. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Indiana; Medicaid