ERIC Number: ED456903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Odyssey of Connecticut's Children: KIDS COUNT Data Book 2001.
Sampson, Amy E.
This Kids Count Data Book provides state and regional trends in the well-being of Connecticut's children. The statistical portrait is based on 19 indicators of well-being: (1) children in families receiving welfare; (2) children receiving free or reduced-price meals; (3) high school employment; (4) births to teen mothers; (5) low birth weight; (6) infant mortality; (7) late or no prenatal care; (8) adequacy of prenatal care; (9) physical fitness tests; (10) preschool experience; (11) meeting Connecticut Mastery Test Goal; (12) below Connecticut Mastery Test Basic Level; (13) meeting Connecticut Academic Performance Test goal; (14) below Connecticut Academic Performance Test Basic Level; (15) high school dropouts; (16) child abuse or neglect; (17) child deaths; (18) preventable teen deaths; and (19) juvenile violent crime arrests. The report begins with an overview noting the importance of economic stability in children's welfare and highlights three special topics of concern: oral health, high school dropout rates, and child care. The next four sections describe the 27 regional assignments, for reporting purposes, of towns, school districts, and geographic areas. Following demographic data, the report presents regional trends in the child well-being indicators in chapters addressing security, health, education, and safety. The report ends with regional profiles of population estimates by town, and charts of child well-being indicators by region and in comparison to the state as a whole. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Physical Fitness, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Regional Characteristics, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Services, Well Being
Connecticut Association for Human Services, 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 4030, Hartford, CT 06106. Tel: 860-951-2212; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.cahs.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association for Human Services, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Connecticut Mastery Testing Program