ERIC Number: ED423029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Kids Count Data Book 1994: Shining a Light on Arkansas Children.
Starzec, Kem E.
This Kids Count data book is the second to examine the status of children in Arkansas as measured by demographic, socioeconomic, educational, health, and safety indicators. The statistical report is based on 16 indicators of well-being: (1) percent children in married-couple families; (2) percent teen mothers with no first trimester prenatal care; (3) percent children eligible for school lunch program; (4) percent of all births to teens; (5) percent high school seniors taking ACT examination with scores greater than 18; (6) child abuse/neglect/sexual abuse rate; (7) juvenile property crime arrest rate; (8) children in foster care; (9) source of youth substance abuse problems; (10) children served in the mental health system; (11) juvenile arrests by type of crime; (12) per capital personal income; (13) children receiving food stamps; (14) women receiving food supplements; (15) percent high school graduates enrolled in higher education; and (16) infant mortality rate. The report's introduction discusses issues facing children and youth in Arkansas as identified by a sample of 400 adults in the Arkansas Consumer Sentiment Survey. In order of ranking, the following were identified as the most important issues: drug/alcohol use, educational quality, race relations, community violence, and family instability. The bulk of the report is comprised of profiles at the state, planning and development district, and county levels. The report's final section defines the indicators and describes data sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, College Entrance Examinations, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Parents, Family (Sociological Unit), High School Graduates, Higher Education, Income, Mental Health Clinics, Mortality Rate, Parent Background, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Sexual Abuse, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Children's Data Center Project, Arkansas Institute for Economic Advancement, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University, Little Rock, AR 72204; phone: 501-569-8530 (Publication No. 94-32, $22; make checks payable to "Kids Count-AACF").
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Arkansas Inst. for Economic Advancement.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas