ERIC Number: ED416975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Make Kids Count in '97: Hawai'i Kids Count 1997 Data Book.
Hartsock, Marcia; Davidson, Dana; Greenfield, Theresa; Grogan, Beverley
This Kids Count report is the third to examine statewide trends in the well-being of Hawaii's children. The bulk of this statistical report is comprised of indicator results and is divided into four major sections: (1) family composition and resources, including children in poverty, children in single parent families, births to single teens, and children with health insurance; (2) infancy and preschool years, including low-birth-weight infants, infant mortality rate, immunization rates, children at risk for developmental problems, and child abuse and neglect; (3) early school years, includes child death rates, children of working parents in after school programs, fourth graders' academic progress, and children with special needs; and (4) adolescence and youth, including eighth graders' academic progress, high school graduation rates, idle teens, juvenile arrest rates for violent crimes, substance use, teenage pregnancy, and teen violent deaths. Findings indicate that there have been improvements since 1990 in teen pregnancies, infant and child mortality rates, immunizations by age 2, and teen violent death rate. Conditions have worsened in the percent of children in poverty, income spent on shelter, low birthweight, children with working parents in after school programs, on-time high school graduation, excessive alcohol use, and juvenile violent crime arrest rates. The report provides a demographic profile of Hawaiian children, compares Hawaiian to national data, and describes the methodology and data sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, After School Programs, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Demography, Drinking, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Insurance, Infant Mortality, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, 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: Hawaii Kids Count, Honolulu.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii