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ERIC Number: ED408071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 153
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island