ERIC Number: ED437200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Delaware: Fact Book 1999 [and] Families Count in Delaware: Fact Book, 1999.
Delaware Univ., Newark. Kids Count in Delaware.
This Kids Count Fact Book is combined with the Families Count Fact Book to provide information on statewide trends affecting children and families in Delaware. The Kids Count 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 profiled in the report 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 teen birth rate and the juvenile violent crime arrest rate but notes increasing rates of low birth weight babies; teen deaths by accidents, homicide, and suicide; children living in poverty; children in one-parent households, and teens not graduated and not enrolled. The report includes 68 data tables related to the indicators. The Families Count statistical profile details the conditions of families, children, and individuals in Delaware communities. 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. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, 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:
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