ERIC Number: ED419587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Children in the States Data Book, 1998.
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
This data book from the Children's Defense Fund includes statistics on a range of indicators that measure critical aspects of children's lives in each of the states and the United States as a whole. Statistics are provided in the following categories: (1) population and family characteristics (number of children under age 18 and age 6, number of children between ages 6-17, children in foster care, births to unmarried mothers); (2) economic security and federal program participation (median income, change in welfare recipients, food stamps, women, infants, and children (WIC) program, children who are poor, percent collection of child support); (3) health and disabilities (prenatal care, low birth weight, infant mortality, immunizations, health insurance, Medicaid, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program); (4) child care and early childhood education (mothers in labor force with children under 6 and under 17, Head Start, extended-day school programs, licensed child care centers, regulated family or group care homes); (5) youth development (teen birth rate, deaths from guns, unemployment rate); and (6) Every day in [specific state], which presents statistics such as "Every day in America 14 children are killed by firearms." Concludes with data sources. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Employed Parents, Federal Programs, Foster Care, Health Insurance, Infant Mortality, Mothers, Poverty, Prenatal Care, State Norms, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Violence, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Well Being, Youth Problems
CDF Publications, P.O. Box 90500, Washington, DC 20090-0500; phone: 202-628-8787; fax: 202-662-3510.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States