ERIC Number: ED413985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Our Children: Kids Count in Vermont. 1995-1996 Data Book.
Vermont Children's Forum, Montpelier.
This Kids Count report details statewide trends in the well-being of Vermont's children. The statistical portrait is based on 30 indicators of well-being: (1) population; (2) racial and ethnic diversity; (3) median family income; (4) working mothers; (5) single-parent families; (6) child poverty; (7) children receiving ANFC; (8) children receiving food stamps; (9) children eligible for food programs; (10) new families at risk; (11) poverty; (12) high school dropouts; (13) teens not working or in school; (14) educational attainment of adults; (15) prenatal care; (16) low birth weight babies; (17) infant mortality; (18) births to teens; (19) child deaths; (20) teen violent deaths; (21) child abuse and neglect; (22) domestic violence; (23) children in custody; (24) communities and youth; (25) index of schools; (26) sexual activity; (27) alcohol use; (28) tobacco use; (29) fighting; and (30) suicide plans. The report's first five chapters divide the data into the areas of: economic security; education; health; child protection; and a youth risk behavior survey. The report's final chapter provides county-by-county data including population, children and youth in custody, child abuse and neglect, child and youth health indicators, and economic indicator data. A major finding noted in the report is that poverty remains a critical children's issue in Vermont. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Foster Care, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being
Vermont KIDS COUNT, Vermont Children's Forum, P.O. Box 261, Montpelier, VT 05601; phone: 802-229-6377 ($12).
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Children's Forum, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont