ERIC Number: ED403035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut's Children: Still at Risk. 1996 Data Update.
Cunningham, Michelle Doucette
This 1996 update to "Connecticut's Children: Still at Risk" is the third annual report examining how children in the state are faring. The title of the report indicates that Connecticut's children are at tremendous risk of failing to become productive adults, and policy decisions in the past year give rise to concern that the situation will be exacerbated. As an update, the report does not repeat much of the general information from 1994's comprehensive look; instead, the update focuses on 14 measures of child well-being and two demographic measures, including poverty, family setting, birthweight, infant mortality, dropouts, child and teen deaths, child abuse referrals, and juvenile violent crime arrests. Each indicator is first presented as a separate table, comparing different cities and regions of the state. Regions with rates worse than the state-wide rate are highlighted. Indexes to the towns and regions, and a map of these regions, are included at the beginning of the section. The same information is then presented again, organized by region instead of by indicator. Where possible, the rate for the region is shown as a percentage better or worse than the state-wide rate. An explanation of terms and methodology used in both sections appears at the back of the report. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Educational Opportunities, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Infant Mortality, Injuries, Sexual Abuse, Social Indicators, Well Being
Connecticut Association for Human Services, 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 4030, Hartford, CT 06106 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association for Human Services, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children