ERIC Number: ED415955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Delaware: Fact Book, 1997.
Dowshen, Steven, Ed.; Greback, Robert, Ed.; Nelson, Carl, Ed.; Schooley, Teresa L., Ed.; Sturgis, Janice, Ed.
This KIDS COUNT report details statewide trends in the well-being of Delaware's children. The statistical profile is based on 10 main indicators of child well-being: (1) births to teens; (2) low birth weight babies; (3) infant mortality; (4) child deaths, age 1-14 years; (5) teen violent deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (6) juvenile violent crime arrests; (7) high school dropouts; (8) teens not in the labor force and not in school; (9) children in poverty; and (10) children in one-parent households. In addition, this year's report provides data on six new indicators important to Delaware: (1) early care and education; (2) women and children receiving Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) support; (3) children without health insurance; (4) alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; (5) child abuse and neglect; and (6) foster care. Indicators for infant mortality rate; child death rate; teen deaths by accident, homicide and suicide; high school dropouts; and teens not in school or in the labor force show improvement or are above the national average. The percentage of children in poverty remains below the national rate, but shows a rising trend in the state. Of concern are increasing rates of births to teens, juvenile violent crime arrests, low birth weight babies, and children in one-parent households. The report's appendix contains 34 tables of data related to the indicators. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Health Insurance, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being, Youth Problems
KIDS COUNT in Delaware, Attn: Teresa L. Schooley, Project Director, 298K Graham Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-7350; phone: 302-831-4966; fax: 302-831-4987 ($15).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Kids Count in Delaware.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware