ERIC Number: ED404028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Alaska Data Book: 1996.
Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
This statistical report examines findings on 15 indicators of children's well-being in Alaska: (1) percent of births with low birth weight; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) child poverty rate; (4) children in single parent families; (5) births to teenagers age 15 to 17; (6) teen (age 16 to 19) high school dropout rate; (7) teens not in school and not working; (8) child death rate (age 1 to 14); (9) teen (age 15 to 19) violent death rate; (10) juvenile (age 10 to 17) violent crime arrests; (11) immunizations by age 2; (12) teens smoking cigarettes; (13) teens using alcohol and drugs; (14) child abuse and neglect; and (15) sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. For each indicator presented, a definition and discussion of its significance, impact, and relevance to Alaska are provided. Results show that Alaska is better than the national average on percent of babies with low birth weight, percent of children living in poverty, high school dropout rate, juvenile arrest rate for violent crime, and births to teens; is near the national average of infant mortality; and is worse than the national average on percent of single parent families, percent of teens not in school and not working, child death rate, and teen violent death rate. Results also show considerable regional differences for some indicators. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Family (Sociological Unit), Incidence, Infants, Mortality Rate, Poverty, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska