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ERIC Number: ED454951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 242
Abstractor: N/A
Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, 2001.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
This Kids Count databook is the seventh annual profile examining statewide trends in the well-being of Rhode Island's children. The statistical portrait is based on 43 indicators in 5 areas: (1) family and community (including child population and children in single-parent families); (2) economic well-being (including median household income, secure parental employment, child poverty, child support, children in the Family Independence Program, children in families receiving food stamps, and children receiving school breakfast); (3) health (including children's health insurance, dental care access, mental health, WIC, prenatal care, birthweight, infant mortality, lead poisoning, asthma, births to teens, and alcohol, drug, and cigarette use by teens); (4) safety (including child and teen deaths, homeless children and youth, juveniles referred to family court, child abuse and neglect, and out-of-home placement); and (5) education (including infant/preschool child care, Head Start enrollment, school-age child care, child care subsidies, special education enrollment, fourth-grade reading skills, school attendance, and high school graduation). The report defines each indicator, describes its significance and trends, provides information on intervention programs, and presents relevant data for the state, 39 cities and towns, and an aggregate of the 5 cities with the highest child poverty rates. The report concludes with a description of the methodology, a list of Kids Count committee members, and acknowledgements. (KB)
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903 ($15). Tel: 401-351-9400; Fax: 401-351-1758; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Rhode Island Foundation, Providence.; United Way of Southeastern New England, Providence, RI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island