ERIC Number: ED405957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: 3rd Annual Factbook.
D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.
This KIDS COUNT statistical report is the third to present information on the status of children and youth in the District of Columbia. An Executive Summary presents the overall findings, while the bulk of the report presents trends in seven areas: (1) economic security; (2) family attachment and community support; (3) child day care; (4) homeless children and families; (5) health; (6) safety and personal security; and (7) education. Findings indicate that about half of D.C. children derive their sole support from Aid to Families with Dependent Children. The unemployment rate for young African American adults is almost 30 percent. About 60 percent of children are in father-absent families, with almost 70 percent born to unwed mothers and almost 16 percent born to teenage mothers. Less than half of D.C. mothers receive adequate prenatal care, and the infant mortality rate is higher than twice the national rate. Teen violent death rates have declined in the past year and there are fewer child abuse cases filed than there were five years ago. The longer children remain in the D.C. public school system, the poorer their academic performance, with a graduation rate of about 53 percent. The report also includes discussions of general population trends affecting the district's children, comparisons among the district's wards, and recommendations to improve outcomes for the district's children. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Day Care, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Homeless People, Infant Mortality, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Washington, DC.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia