ERIC Number: ED463850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Our Children: Kids Count in Vermont. 2001 Data Book.
Finn, Carlen; Burgess, Beth
This KIDS COUNT data book examines trends in the well-being of Vermont's children. Following an introduction and executive summary, the statistical portrait is presented, based on 18 indicators of child well-being: (1) child poverty; (2) families with children, headed by a single parent; (3) national school lunch program enrollment; (4) children in families receiving ANFC; (5) children in families receiving food stamps; (6) women in the labor force; (7) child care need versus capacity; (8) new families at risk; (9) teens ages 15-19 not in school and not in labor force; (10) early prenatal care; (11) low birth-weight babies; (12) infant mortality; (13) births to teens; (14) child deaths; (15) teen deaths by accident, suicide, and homicide; (16) children and youth with disabilities; (17) children in state custody; and (18) child abuse and neglect. County-by-county statistical findings are presented comparing available data since 1988, as well as narratives explaining improving measures and deteriorating measures. Economic findings show decreased enrollment in ANFC and Food Stamp programs, while the number of new families at risk has increased. Positive health and safety findings include more use of early prenatal care and decreased infant mortality, births to teens, rate of child and teen deaths, and child abuse and neglect rates. The rate of low birth weight babies and delinquent custody cases show increases. The data book concludes with notes on statistics, methodology, and acknowledgments. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Demography, Disabilities, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Infant Mortality, Lunch Programs, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Public Policy, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being, Youth Problems
Vermont KIDS COUNT, Vermont Children's Forum, P.O. Box 261, Montpelier, VT 05601 ($10). Tel: 802-229-6377; Fax: 802-229-4929; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.vtchildrensforum.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Children's Forum, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont