ERIC Number: ED478476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Tale of Two Connecticuts: 2002-2003 Kids Count Data Book.
Osuch, Donna S.; Horan, James P.
This Kids Count Data book details trends in the well-being of Connecticut's children. The statistical portrait is based on 23 indicators in the areas of demographics, security, health, education, and safety. This year's new format presents the data at the county and town levels, covering 169 municipalities and 8 counties. The data book begins with an essay, "The Tale of Two Connecticuts," spotlighting inequities among the state's children and families, followed by an index of Connecticut towns and a map of towns and counties. The data are then presented for the 23 indicators: (1) children living in poverty; (2) children living in neighborhoods with 20 percent or more below poverty level; (3) youths not in school or working; (4) children speaking a language other than English at home; (5) children living with one or more parents; (6) race of children under age 18; (7) children under age 18 of Hispanic ethnicity; (8) demographic data by county and town; (9) Connecticut population; (10) children receiving Temporary Family Assistance (TFA); (11) eligibility for free or reduced price school meals; (12) births to teen mothers; (13) low birth weight births; (14) infant mortality; (15) late or no prenatal care; (16) preschool experience; (17) meeting Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) Goal; (18) meeting Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) Goal; (19) annual high school dropout rate; (20) child care subsidies (infant/toddler, preschool, school-age); (21) substantiated allegations of child abuse/neglect; (22) child deaths; and (23) preventable teen deaths. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Counties, Educational Indicators, Juvenile Justice, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Municipalities, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being
Connecticut Association for Human Services, 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 4030, Hartford, CT 06106. Tel: 860-951-2212; Fax: 860-951-6511; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cahs.org. For full text: http://www.cahs.org/publications/CAH PDF FINAL.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association for Human Services, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut