ERIC Number: ED371870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Texas' Youth, Texas' Future.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
Although the children in Texas face health and welfare issues common to other states, such as changing family structures, poverty, expanding immigrant populations, and tight budgets, there are unique aspects to Texas that must be factored in. These include having 254 counties, the largest rural population of any state, and a 46 percent increase in the number of children living in poverty since 1980. These factors create problems for both education and health care delivery. This report presents a demographic profile of Texas' children and the state in which they live out their lives. It relates demographic trends to issues that are vital to the future of Texas' children so that accurate and timely planning of strategies can be developed. There are three major sections to the report. The first presents data on Texas children and families, focusing on the factors that cause children to be at risk, as well as those demographic aspects of the state that have to do with the quality of life for Texas' children. The second section deals with the specific education and health risks among Texas' children, and the third section presents some ideas as to how education and health practitioners can work together, particularly through early prevention and intervention efforts. Model programs are presented that demonstrate how to improve the lives of children and their families while saving money for the state. (TJQ)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Health, Child Welfare, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants, Intervention, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Quality of Life, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, State Programs
Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036; National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, Switzer Building, Room 2014, 330 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.; National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Texas