ERIC Number: ED420416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, 1998.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
This Kids Count data book is the fourth annual profile examining statewide trends in the well being of Rhode Island's children. The statistical portrait is based on 28 indicators in five areas: (1) family and community; (2) economic well-being, including median household income, poverty rate, and percent of children in families receiving cash assistance or food stamps; (3) health, including health insurance rates, percent of women receiving delayed prenatal care, percent low birthweight infants, infant mortality rate, percent of children screened for lead poisoning with elevated blood lead levels, teen birth rate, and substance use by teens; (4) safety, including child and teen death rates, number of children younger than 13 receiving emergency housing services, percentage of 10- to 17-year-olds referred to family court, and child abuse and neglect rates; and (5) education, including percentage of eligible children enrolled in Head Start, special education enrollment, fourth-graders' reading scores, availability of out-of-school programs, high school graduation rate, and 16- to 19-year-olds not in school and not working. The report defines each indicator, describes its significance and trends since the 1980s, provides information on intervention programs, and presents relevant data for the state, each city and town, and an aggregate of the five cities in which more than 15 percent of the children live in poverty. The report concludes with a description of the methodology and acknowledgements. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, After School Programs, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Day Care, Demography, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Family Income, Health Insurance, High School Graduates, Housing Needs, Incidence, Lead Poisoning, Mortality Rate, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, 70 Elm Street, Providence, RI 02903; phone: 401-351-9400; fax: 401-351-1758; World Wide Web: www.rikidscount.org ($15, reduced rate for bulk orders).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island