ERIC Number: ED441572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, 2000.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
This KIDS COUNT databook is the sixth annual profile examining statewide trends in the well-being of Rhode Island's children. The statistical portrait is based on 37 indicators in 5 areas: (1) family and community (covering child population and children in single-parent families); (2) economic well-being (covering median household income, cost of rent, children receiving child support, children in poverty, children in the Family Independence Program, children in families receiving food stamps, and children receiving school breakfast); (3) health (covering children's health insurance; access to dental care; women and children receiving WIC; women with delayed prenatal care; low birth weight infants; infant mortality; children with lead poisoning; births to teens; alcohol, drug, and cigarette use by teens; children with asthma; and additional children's health issues); (4) safety (covering child deaths, teen deaths, homeless children, homeless youth, juveniles referred to family court, children and domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect); and (5) education (covering infant and preschool child care, children enrolled in Head Start, school-age child care, children receiving child care subsidies, full-day kindergarten, fourth-grade reading proficiency, children enrolled in special education, school attendance, suspensions, high school graduation rate, and teens not in school and not working). The report defines each indicator, describes its significance and trends, provides information on intervention programs, and presents relevant data for the state, each city and town, and an aggregate of the five cities with the highest child poverty rates. The report concludes with a description of the methodology and acknowledgements. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Demography, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income, Health Insurance, High School Graduates, Incidence, Lead Poisoning, Low Income Groups, Mortality Rate, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903 ($15, reduced rate for bulk orders). Tel: 401-351-9400; Fax: 401-351-1758; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.rikidscount.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Rhode Island Foundation, Providence.; United Way of Southeastern New England, Providence, RI.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island