ERIC Number: ED475171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Delaware, Families Count in Delaware: Fact Book, 2003.
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 and Families Count indicators have been combined into four new categories: health and health behaviors, educational involvement and achievement, family environment and resources, and community environment and resources. The Kids Count statistical profile is based on 10 main indicators of child well-being: (1) births to teens 15-17 years; (2) low birth weight babies; (3) infant mortality; (4) child deaths; (5) teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (6) high school dropouts; (7) teens not in school and not working; (8) children in poverty; (9) children in families with no parent employed full-time; and (10) children in one-parent households. Additional issues affecting children profiled in the report include: prenatal care; educational involvement and achievement; substance abuse; and asthma data. Indicators showing improvement are the teen birth rate, percent of children in poverty, and percent of children in one-parent families. Of concern are the rising numbers of low birth weight babies and the infant mortality rate. Other indicators, such as child death rate and teen deaths by accident, homicide and suicide have remained stable. The Families Count statistical profile details the conditions of families, children, and individuals in Delaware communities. Indicators include child support collections, home ownership, health care coverage, unemployment, domestic violence, and adult crime. The first part of the Fact Book details data for individual indicators; for each indicator a flag shows how the state compares to the U.S. average, and the recent state trend. The second part presents tables of data indicating long-term trends per indicator. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Community Support, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), 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: Delaware Univ., Newark.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Kids Count in Delaware.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware