ERIC Number: ED408071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook, 1996.
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 23 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 teens; (10) women and children receiving WIC; (11) children receiving school breakfast; (12) children with lead poisoning; (13) children without health insurance; (14) additional children's health issues; (15) child deaths; (16) teen deaths; (17) juveniles referred to family court; (18) child abuse and neglect; (19) child care; (20) children enrolled in Head Start; (21) fourth-grade reading skills; (22) high school graduation rate; and (23) teens not in school and not working. The information on each indicator is organized as follows: definitions, significance, sidebars, city/town tables, core cities data, comparison data, and most recent available data. Findings show two-thirds of poor children are white, yet non-white children are more than three times as likely to be living in poverty. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Breakfast Programs, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Health Insurance, Infants, Lead Poisoning, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Reading Skills, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, 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.
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