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ERIC Number: ED133043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The State of the Child: National Perspectives. DIPOV Indices and Related Indicators of Child Health and Welfare for Each State and County of the United States, 1970 - 1972. Final Report.
Kogan, Leonard S.; And Others
This document presents statistical data on United States children and discusses the DIPOV Index, a set of indicators developed by the Center for Social Research, City University of New York, that might be used to describe "the state of the child" in the nation. DIPOV is an acronym for five intercorrelated factors related to an underlying dimension termed "disorganized poverty": (1) Dependency (proportion of children under 18 in families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); (2) Incomplete families; (3) Premature births; (4) Out-of-wedlock births; (5) Venereal disease, juvenile. The DIPOV Index was developed in order to provide a detailed picture of the social state of the nation and its political-geographical subdivisions as an aid to determining what social tasks need doing and where they need to be done. The bulk of this report contains data from all counties of all states where information is available on the following: population, percent white population, percent of population less than 18 years old, median income, percent of families below the poverty line, infant mortality rate, physician rate, homicide rate, and the five factors represented in the DIPOV Index. (MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Social Research.