ERIC Number: ED346981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Oregon Counties: Human Resources, Educational, and Economic Indicators Associated with Young Children and Families.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Student Services Section.
This profile of counties in Oregon covers factors that may predispose youth to grow up at risk of dropping out of high school or not acquiring the skills needed for adult life. The profile presents data on human resources and educational and economic indicators that were collected from state agencies and organizations. For the state as a whole, and for each county, information is expressed in terms of state or county incidence and as percentages of the state or county population. The following data are provided: (1) the number and percentage of children aged 0 to 5 years by race or ethnicity; (2) human resource indicators, such as state incidence of children through 5 years of age who are in substitute care, receive preventive or restorative services, or are victims of child abuse or neglect, and the incidence of low birthweight births, inadequate prenatal care, teen pregnancies, complete immunizations, juvenile arrests, and aid-to-dependent children cases; (3) school-related indicators, such as early intervention services, free or reduced-cost lunches, students in special education, and the school dropout rate; (4) economic indicators, such as the unemployment rate, the poverty rate among 0-5 year old children, the average number of households that receive food stamps, the number of economically disadvantaged residents over 14 years of age, unmet needs for low-income housing, and per capita personal income; and (5) health resources, including the numbers of hospitals, nursing facilities, residential care facilities, medical doctors, dentists, nurses, and other medical practitioners. Data sources are listed. (AC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Student Services Section.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon