ERIC Number: ED425849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count [and] Families Count in Delaware: Fact Book, 1998.
Nelson, Carl, Ed.; Wilson, Nancy, Ed.
This Kids Count report is combined with Families Count, and provides information on statewide trends affecting children and families in Delaware. The first 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; (5) teen deaths; (6) juvenile violent crime arrests; (7) high school dropouts; (8) teens not in school and not working; (9) children in poverty; and (10) children in one-parent households. Additional issues affecting children include: (1) early care and education; (2) children receiving free and reduced price school meals; (3) women and children receiving WIC; (4) asthma; (5) children without health insurance; (6) alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; (7) child abuse and neglect and (8) foster care. The report indicates improvement or a better than national average in the following areas: infant mortality rate; child death rate; teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; high school dropouts; and teens not in school and not in the labor force. Though the percentage of Delaware children in poverty remains below the national rate, the following are increasing: births to teens; juvenile violent crime arrests; low birth weight babies; and children in one-parent households. The Kid's Count report's appendix presents 67 data tables related to the descriptors. The second profile (Families Count) monitors the conditions of families, children and individuals in the community. The five indicator categories are: (1) healthy children; (2) successful learners; (3) resourceful families; (4) nurturing families, and (5) strong and supportive communities. Comparisons of Delaware trends to national trends in these areas are included. (LBT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Children, Community Support, 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, 298K Graham Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-7350; Tel: 302-831-4966; Fax: 302-831-4987; Web site: http://www.dekidscount.org ($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.; Delaware Univ., Newark. FAMILIES COUNT in Delaware.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware