ERIC Number: ED407129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
County Data for Community Action: 1996 Status of Oregon's Children.
Oregon State Dept. of Human Resources, Salem.; Children First for Oregon, Portland.
This Children First for Oregon report, funded by a Kids Count grant from the Annie Casey Foundation, investigates state and countywide trends in the well-being of Oregon's children. The statistical report is based on 14 indicators of child well-being: (1) child abuse and neglect rates; (2) crimes against persons; (3) child death rate; (4) prenatal care; (5) infant mortality rate; (6) child care supply; (7) teen pregnancy rate; (8) juvenile arrests; (9) suicide attempts; (10) eleventh grade reading proficiency; (11) eleventh grade math proficiency; (12) high school students involved in professional-technical education; (13) high school dropout rate; and (14) child poverty. Indicators are defined and data sources explained. For each county and statewide, the report lists the number of child receiving aid in 1996 from Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Food Stamps, Head Start or prekindergarten programs, Medicaid, or the Women, Infant, Children Nutrition Program; the 1995 population, 1990 and 1994-95 indicator data, the county rank for each indicator, the 1995 benchmark, and current indicator data compared to the 1995 benchmark. Overall, the findings presented indicate that Oregon is on target for benchmarks set for infant mortality and child care supply. The report notes that strategic planning is needed to reach milestones and to compensate for diminishing federal funds and block grants. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Crime, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, High Schools, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Human Resources, Salem.; Children First for Oregon, Portland.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children