ERIC Number: ED473516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
New Jersey Kids Count, 2002: State and County Profiles of Child Well-Being.
This Kids Count report provides information on state and county-wide trends in the well-being of New Jersey's children from 1990 to 2000. The statistical portrait is social indicators in the areas of families in need, child health, troubled teens, abused and neglected children, school enrollment, and early care and education. The 23 indicators are: (1) children in poverty; (2) children in families receiving welfare; (3) children in families receiving food stamps; (4) WIC recipients; (5) low birth-weight babies; (6) infant mortality; (7) child deaths; (8) births with no prenatal care; (9) children enrolled in Medicaid/Family Care; (10) teen deaths; (11) births to teens; (12) juvenile arrests; (13) juvenile commitments; (14) child abuse referrals; (15) child abuse substantiations; (16) foster placements; (17) special education enrollment; (18) high school dropouts; (19) preschool enrollment; (20) licensed child care centers; (21) child capacity at licensed centers; and (22) family child care providers. Following a summary and snapshot of the state by indicator, the bulk of the report presents the data for each of the indicators, by county. The data indicated that more low-income New Jersey children have health insurance. Fewer pregnant women go without prenatal care. Infant mortality is on the decline, and fewer children and teens are dying. Also, births to teens continue to fall. However, the number of children growing up in poverty continues to increase, and the children of poor New Jersey families continue to fail in school, drop out at higher rates, and become parents at an earlier age. The report concludes with county profiles, and a list of sources and definitions. (HTH)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Educational Indicators, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Well Being
Association for Children of New Jersey, 35 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102. Tel: 973-643-3876; Fax: 973-643-9153; Web site: http://www.acnj.org. For full text: http://www.acnj.org/main.asp?uri=1005&ci=38.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Prudential Foundation, Newark, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Association for Children of New Jersey, Newark.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey