ERIC Number: ED485888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Rural KIDS COUNT Pocket Guide. Measures of Child Well-Being in the Nation's Rural Areas
Annie E. Casey Foundation
This "Pocket Guide" is derived from the "2004 KIDS COUNT Special Report: City & Rural KIDSCOUNT Data Book." It is designed to give state-level policymakers a better understanding of conditions faced by families in their rural communities and how they compare to those in the rural parts of other states, as well as the country as a whole. This special guide provides the kind of detailed, objective data needed to track and monitor the well-being of children in the rural areas of every state. The measures presented here provide information on the following: Poverty; Family structure; Parental employment; Housing affordability; and Education. The data show that too many children growing up in isolated rural communities, in every region of the country, do not have the supports they need to become successful workers, responsible parent, and engaged citizens. Addressing--and resolving--issues facing disadvantaged children and families requires a combination of know-how, political will, and tangible resources. [This "KIDS COUNT Pocket Guide" was produced for the Annie E. Casey Foundation by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).]
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Social Indicators, Well Being, Child Welfare, Poverty, Family Structure, Housing, Employed Parents, Access to Education
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site: http://www.aecf.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.