ERIC Number: ED421272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Alaska Data Book: 1997.
Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
This second annual Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Alaska's children. The statistical portrait is based on key indicators in six areas: (1) early childhood, including prenatal care, infant mortality, and children with developmental disabilities; (2) economic well-being, including children living in poverty and births to teens; (3) education, including dropout rates; (4) child safety, including child deaths, violent teen deaths, and child abuse and neglect; (5) juvenile justice, including juvenile violent crime; and (6) health risks, including substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases. Following an introduction providing census information, comparisons of Alaska with national averages (1994) and an illustration of the Kids Count regions in the state, the report details the indicators in the areas mentioned above. Documentation of each of the indicators concludes the report. Among the findings noted: nearly one in five Alaskan children lived in poverty in recent years; although the overall child death rate from all causes is down, the death rate from injuries remains high; and the percentage of high school dropouts in Alaska is below the national average, but dropout rates among Native and Hispanic students are proportionally higher than their school enrollments, while White, Black, and Asian student dropout rates are lower. (HTH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska