ERIC Number: ED448938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Delaware: Fact Book, 2000-2001 [and] Families Count in Delaware: Fact Book, 2000-2001.
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 11 main indicators of child well-being: (1) births to teens 15 to 17 years; (2) births to teens 15 to 19 years; (3) low birth weight babies; (3) infant mortality; (4) child deaths; (6) teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (7) juvenile violent crime arrests; (8) high school dropouts; (9) teens not in school and not working; (10) children in poverty; and (11) children in one-parent households. Additional issues affecting children profiled in the report include: early care and education; children without health insurance; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; child abuse and neglect; and foster care. The report notes an improvement in births to teens and child mortality but notes increasing rates of low birth weight babies; teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; teens not attending school and not working, child poverty, and children in one-parent households. The report contains 75 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. For each indicator, the recent trend in Delaware, and Delaware compared to the U.S. average, are posted. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Community Support, Counties, 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), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
KIDS COUNT in Delaware, Center for Community Development and Family Policy, College of Human Services, Education, and Public Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-7350. Tel: 302-831-4966; Fax: 302-831-4987; Web site: http://www.dekidscount.org (single copy, free; additional copies, $15 each).
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