ERIC Number: ED407147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count New Hampshire, 1996.
Terry, Susan Palmer; Hall, Douglas E.
This Kids Count report presents statewide trends in the well-being of New Hampshire's children. The statistical report is based on 14 indicators of child well being: (1) children in poverty; (2) fatherless families; (3) maternal education; (4) teen births; (5) births to unmarried mothers; (6) low birth weight births; (7) insurance coverage; (8) prenatal care; (9) students' language arts and mathematics proficiency; (10) idle teens; (11) family income level; (12) Medicaid coverage; (13) Aid to Families with Dependent Children; and (14) food stamp assistance. Results indicate that, overall, New Hampshire's children live in good conditions, with the state ranking first among the 50 states for the past several years. However, there are significant differences among the state's communities. This report focuses on vulnerable children and the impact of family economic conditions. All New Hampshire towns and cities were divided into 5 clusters with similar economic conditions based on per capita income, median family income, percent of children in poor families, and percent of persons between 185 percent of poverty. The economic cluster analysis shows that: (1) wealthier communities are concentrated in the southeast; (2) in poor communities in the west and north, significantly higher proportions of children are at risk for almost every indicator. Across all economic clusters, family income and structure correlated most strongly with child well-being. The report suggests that the state's primary goal should be to narrow the gap between the wealthiest and poorest children and between the wealthiest and poorest communities. Appendices present individual town data, labor market area data, definitions, and a glossary. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Family Income, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Grade 3, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Primary Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Urban Areas, Well Being
Children's Alliance of New Hampshire, Two Delta Drive, Concord, NH 03301. Tel: 603-225-2264; Fax: 603-226-7290; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.childrennh.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children's Alliance of New Hampshire, Concord.
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children