ERIC Number: ED405089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Arizona's Children, 1996.
Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Arizona's children. The statistical portrait is based on 18 indicators of well-being: (1) prenatal care rate; (2) incidence of low birth weight infants; (3) immunization rate for 2-year-olds; (4) availability of state-approved child care spaces; (5) availability of preschool services; (6) lack of health insurance; (7) infant mortality rate; (8) child death rate (ages 1-14); (9) firearm-related deaths; (10) adolescent death rate; (11) teen birth rate; (12) high school dropout rate; (13) juvenile arrest rate for violent crimes; (14) child abuse and neglect reports investigated; (15) substantiated abuse and neglect; (16) children in foster care; (17) foster home availability; and (18) deaths from abuse and neglect. Chapter 1 of the report examines changes in child well-being between 1990 and 1994. Findings indicate that although there have been improvements in the rate of women receiving prenatal care, the proportion of 2-year-olds fully immunized, and the availability of preschool, there have also been increases in the child death rate, firearm-related death rate, high school dropout rate, birth rate of girls younger than 18 years, juvenile arrest rate for violent crimes, teen homicide rate, number of children without health insurance, and number of children in foster care. Chapter 2 focuses on child abuse and neglect findings, and Chapter 3 explores economic findings. Chapter 4 presents the results of a poll of Arizona registered voters regarding the role of families, government, and charities in improving conditions contributing to children's well-being. Appendices present rates for each indicator, references, and data sources. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Day Care Centers, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Guns, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Prescott, AZ.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona