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NCJ Number: 193900 Find in a Library
Title: Children at Risk: State Trends 1990-2000
Corporate Author: Population Reference Bureau, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 120
Sponsoring Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore, MD 21202
Population Reference Bureau, Inc
Washington, DC 20009
Sale Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides data on changes in 11 key measures of child well-being in the United States on a State-by-State basis as well as nationally between 1990 and 2000.
Abstract: The measures of child well-being are the percentages of children living in poverty, in single-parent families, in families where no parent has full-time employment, with a household head who is a high school dropout, in low-income working families, in households without a telephone, in households without a vehicle, and in "high-risk" families; the percent of children (5-17) who have difficulty speaking English; the percent of teens (ages 16-19) who are high school dropouts; the percent of teens not attending school and not working (ages 16-19); and the percent of children living in "high-risk" families. The data were obtained from the 1990 Census and the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. The percent of children living in poverty in 1990 was 18 percent and 17 percent in 2000; the percent living in single-parent families was 24 percent in 1990 and 30 percent in 2000; the percent of children living in families where no parent had full-time, year-round employment was 29 percent in 1990 and 28 percent in 2000; the percent of children living with a household head who was a high school dropout was 22 percent in 1990 and 19 percent in 2000; the percent of children living in low-income working families was 19 percent in 1990 and 22 percent in 2000; the percent of children living in households without a telephone was 8 percent in 1990 and 4 percent in 2000; the percent of children living in households without a vehicle was 9 percent in 1990 and 7 percent in 2000; and the percent of children living in "high-risk" families was 13 percent in 1990 and 12 percent in 2000. The percent of children who had difficulty speaking English was 5 percent in 1990 and 6 percent in 2000; the percent of teens who were high school dropouts was 12 percent in 1990 and 11 percent in 2000; and the percent of teens not attending school and not working was 10 percent in 1990 and 9 percent in 2000. Extensive tabular and graphic data
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Economic influences; Social conditions; Socioeconomic causes of delinquency; Youth development
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