ERIC Number: ED408073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Issue Brief, 1996.
Bryant, Elizabeth Burke, Ed.; Walsh, Catherine Boisvert, Ed.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Issue Brief, n1-2 Apr-Aug 1996
These two Kids Count brief reports discuss issues related to the well-being of Rhode Island children. The first report identifies ways to measure the impact of state and federal welfare reform proposals on children who receive benefits through Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Potential measures of success for welfare reform include the extent to which the program: (1) moves families into work and out of poverty; (2) assists families in obtaining sustainable work; and (3) supports the healthy development of children and the caregiving capacity of parents. The report highlights welfare reform elements that can have a major impact on children's well-being, including time limits, work requirements, child care, health care, benefit levels, and family caps. The second report describes the effects of undernutrition during the early childhood years and the incidence of undernutrition in Rhode Island. Rhode Island's multi-faceted response to childhood hunger includes attending to key factors influencing household food purchasing power, and a network of nutrition programs, especially food stamp, school lunch and breakfast, summer food service, child care food, and Women, Infants, and Children programs; emergency food assistance; and community partnerships. The report outlines the impact of nutrition programs and describes recent decreases in the food stamp program. Contains 16 references. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Children, Employed Parents, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Policy Analysis, Poverty, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Well Being
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: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children