ERIC Number: ED463085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Delaware, Families Count in Delaware: Fact Book, 2002.
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 15-17 years; (2) births to teens 10 to 14 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: prenatal care; children without health insurance; child abuse and neglect; and foster care. The report notes an improvement in births to teens, child death rate, and teens not graduating and not enrolled in school. Of concern are the increasing rates of low birthweight babies; infant mortality; teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; teens not attending school and not working; and children in poverty. The rates of children in one-parent households and juvenile violent crime arrests have remained fairly stable. The Families Count statistical profile details the conditions of families, children, and individuals in Delaware communities. The seven indicator categories are the following: (1) unemployment; (2) risk of homelessness and substandard housing; (3) home ownership; (4) health care coverage; (5) child support; (6) adult crime; and (7) domestic violence. For each indicator, the recent trend in Delaware and Delaware compared to the U.S. average are posted. (HTH)
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 (Single copy, free; additional copies, $15 each). 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