Kids Count New Jersey 1996: State and County Profiles of Child Well-Being.Report as inadecuate

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This Kids Count report provides information on state and countywide trends in the well-being of New Jersey's children between the early and middle 1990s. The statistical report is based on 13 indicators of child well being: (1) children receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children; (2) children receiving food stamps; (3) low birth weight; (4) no prenatal care; (5) infant mortality; (6) births to teens; (7) child deaths; (8) teen deaths; (9) juvenile arrests; (10) juvenile commitments; (11) child abuse substantiated; (12) family problems; and (13) out of home placement. Findings show statewide increases in the number of children receiving AFDC benefits and food stamps, infants with low birth weight, women receiving no prenatal care, juvenile arrests and commitments, and family problems. There have been decreases in: the number of births to teens; deaths of infants, children, and teens; and out of home placements. The bulk of the report is devoted to county profiles. The report also contains city profiles for Atlantic City, Camden, Vineland, East Orange, Irvington, Newark, Orange, Bayonne, Jersey City, North Bergen, Union City, Trenton, New Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Woodbridge, Asbury Park, Middletown, Brick Township, Dover Township, Clifton, Passaic, Paterson, Elizabeth, and Plainfield. A glossary of indicators is appended. (KDFB)

Descriptors: Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being, Youth Problems

Author: Hernandez, Eloisa


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