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ERIC Number: ED477643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 140
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, 2003.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
This KIDS COUNT databook is the eighth annual profile examining statewide trends in the well-being of Rhode Island's children. The statistical portrait is based on 53 indicators (3 new indicators in this databook) in 5 areas: (1) family and community (including child population, children in single parent families, and racial and ethnic diversity); (2) economic well-being (including child support, child poverty, children in families receiving food stamps, children in the Family Independence Program, and children receiving school breakfast); (3) health (including children's health insurance, children with special needs, breastfeeding incidence, dental care access, children's mental health, infant mortality, and births to teens); (4) safety (including child and teen deaths, homeless children and youth, children of incarcerated parents, juveniles referred to family court, and out-of-home placement); and (5) education (including infant/preschool child care, Head Start enrollment, school-age child care, child care subsidies, special education enrollment, student mobility, fourth-grade reading skills, high performing schools, school attendance, and high school graduation). Following an overview focusing on family economic security and educational attainment, the databook defines each indicator, describes its significance and trends, describes efforts to address problems or meet needs, and for most indicators presents relevant data for the state, 39 cities and towns, and an aggregate of the 5 cities with the highest child poverty rates. The databook concludes by describing the methodology, listing KIDS COUNT committee members, and acknowledging contributors. (KB)
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, One Union Station, Providence, RI, 02903 ($15). Tel: 401-351-9400; Fax: 401-351-1758; e-mail:; For full text:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation, Providence.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island