ERIC Number: ED414996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Children in Oregon. 1996 Report Card.
Children First for Oregon, Portland.
This Kids Count report card gives an overall account of statewide trends in the well-being of Oregon's children. The statistical report is based on 18 indicators of child well being: (1) childhood poverty; (2) health uninsured; (3) percentage of court-ordered child support paid; (4) affordable housing; (5) infant mortality rate; (6) low birthweight infants; (7) child care supply; (8) immunization rate; (9) confirmed child abuse and neglect cases; (10) child deaths; (11) crimes against persons; (12) teen pregnancy rate; (13) substance abuse rate; (14) juvenile arrest rate; (15) teen suicide attempts; (16) reading and math achievement; (17) high school dropout rate; and (18) percentage of high school students with significant involvement in professional-technical education. Overall results indicate that Oregon's grade worsened from a "C" to a "C-" in 1996. Modest improvement has been made in child care supply, infant mortality, and health uninsured, but there have been increases in the high school dropout rate, juvenile arrests, teen pregnancy, and suicide attempts. Only two of the statewide policy targets set in 1990 have been met, infant mortality and child care supply. The report also describes the Children First organization, its linkages with businesses and schools, and its citizen legislative agenda targeting families, education, comprehensive health care, and safe communities. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Benchmarking, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Insurance, Housing, One Parent Family, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Well Being
Children First for Oregon, 921 SW Morrison, Suite 418, Portland, OR 97205; phone: 800-544-0376; fax: 503-294-1806; e-mail: HN3156@handsnet.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children First for Oregon, Portland.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon