ERIC Number: ED408070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook, 1995.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
This KIDS COUNT report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Rhode Island's children. Five chapters address the areas of family and community, economic well-being, child health, safety, and education. The statistical portrait is based on 20 indicators of well-being: (1) children in single parent families; (2) median household income; (3) children in poverty; (4) children receiving public assistance; (5) rent burden; (6) women with delayed prenatal care; (7) low birthweight infants; (8) infant mortality; (9) births to unmarried teens; (10) women and children receiving WIC; (11) children receiving school lunch; (12) children with lead poisoning; (13) additional children's health issues; (14) child deaths; (15) teen deaths; (16) juveniles referred to family court; (17) child abuse and neglect; (18) children enrolled in Head Start; (19) high school graduation rate; and (20) teens not in school and not in the labor force. The information on each indicator is organized as follows: definitions, significance, sidebars, and city/town tables. Five core cities in which more than 15 percent of child residents live in poverty are highlighted for each indicator. Findings indicate that the number of children in poverty has grown since 1990, and that one in five children under 18 receives public assistance. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Infants, Lead Poisoning, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being, Youth Problems
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, c/o Rhode Island Foundation, 70 Elm Street, Providence, RI 02903; phone: 401-274-4564; fax: 401-331-8085 ($15).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island