ERIC Number: ED410068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
North Dakota Kids Count! Fact Book, 1996: State, Regional and County Profiles of Child Well-Being in North Dakota.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. North Dakota Kids Count.
This Kids Count report details statewide trends in the well-being of North Dakota's children. The statistical report is based on indicators of child well-being in six areas: (1) family composition, including foster care placement; (2) economic conditions, including children in near or extreme poverty; (3) child health, including low birthweight, and infant and child mortality; (4) education, including high school drop out rates, special education enrollment, Head Start enrollment, and average expenditures per pupil; (5) child safety, including child abuse and neglect, child care capacity, and children affected by domestic violence; and (6) teens at risk, including juvenile court referrals, out of school teens, and juvenile arrests. Part 1 of the report describes the organization and selection of data. Part 2 gives an overview of the statewide trends in each indicator. Part 3, the bulk of the report, contains state, region, and county profiles for each indicator. Results indicate that race/ethnicity, immigration status, and family size are related to child well-being. Foster care demand is increasing faster than the supply. Nearly half the children under six live in poor or nearly poor families. Child health continues to exceed national averages on most indicators, with infant mortality continuing to decline. The high school dropout rate, has declined slightly but dropout continues to be a problem for some reservation counties. About 10 percent of children receive special education. About 4 percent of children are effected by domestic violence. Juvenile court referrals for property offenses have declined. (Definitions and data sources are appended.) (KB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Expenditure per Student, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Safety, Secondary Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
North Dakota KIDS COUNT!, University of South Dakota, P.O. Box 7090, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7090; phone: 701-777-4916; fax: 701-777-4257 ($20).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. North Dakota Kids Count.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota