ERIC Number: ED458991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Wilmington Kids Count Fact Book, 2001.
Delaware Univ., Newark. Kids Count in Delaware.
This Kids Count fact book provides a statistical portrait of the well-being of children in Wilmington, Delaware, and is designed as a resource for policymakers and citizens to use in shaping local action to improve the status of children and families in Wilmington. In addition to demographic information, 11 featured indicators are used to describe children's well-being: (1) births to teens; (2) prenatal care; (3) low birthweight babies; (4) infant mortality; (5) child deaths; (6) teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (7) juvenile crime; (8) immunizations; (9) education, including the Delaware State Testing Program, high school dropouts, and early care and education; (10) children in poverty; and (11) children in one-parent households. Each indicator is defined and its relationship to child and family well-being is described. The first part of the fact book presents current data for each indicator in graphic or tabular format and discusses relevant comparisons to the rest of the state, variability within the city, or racial/ethnic differences in indicators. Information on other issues affecting Wilmington's children is also presented: food stamps, welfare reform, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and environmental hazards. Findings from a survey of eighth and eleventh graders regarding alcohol, tobacco, and drug use are then summarized. The remainder of the report presents the data tables for each indicator. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Welfare, Children, Crime, Delinquency, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Violence, Homicide, Low Income Groups, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Welfare Reform, Well Being
KIDS COUNT in Delaware, 298K Graham Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Tel: 302-831-4966; Fax: 302-831-4987; Web site: http://www.dekidscount.org.
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