ERIC Number: ED402098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Child Violent Death in Texas. A Special Report for Children's Trust Fund of Texas.
Texas Univ., Austin. School of Social Work.; Center for the Public Policy Priorities, Austin, TX.
This Kids Count report presents a brief demographic analysis of preventable child deaths in Texas. The analysis integrates quantitative and qualitative information on accidents, homicides, and suicides, with data on deaths from disease and other causes to compare different age groupings, ethnic groups, and time periods. Texas Department of Health statistics are complemented by data from social science journals, policy reports, and the popular press. A special selection of accidents that are in many cases preventable and could potentially be linked to child abuse and neglect are highlighted. The report opens with an overview of the incidence of infant, child, and teen death rates by ethnic group. Subsequent sections review in greater detail Texas data on deaths attributed to the maltreatment of children (abuse and neglect), as well as deaths due to accidents, homicides, and suicides. A discussion of the problems in data collection and analysis of these topics is followed by a concluding statement on the trends evident in Texas child death statistics. The appendices include formal definitions of the categories of analysis, detailed tables supporting the charts illustrating the report, and child death statistics given on a county-by-county basis. (Author/SD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Trust Fund of Texas, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. School of Social Work.; Center for the Public Policy Priorities, Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas