ERIC Number: ED423030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Kids Count Data Book 1995: A Portrait of Arkansas' Children.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.; Arkansas Univ., Little Rock. Arkansas Inst. for Economic Advancement.
This Kids Count report is the third to examine the well-being of Arkansas' children and the first to provide trend information. The statistical report is based on 10 core indicators of well-being: (1) unemployment rate and per capita personal income; (2) federal and state assistance program participation rates; (3) percent of high school students in tech prep curriculum; (4) dropout rate; (5) percent births to women with less than 12 years of education; (6) teen birth rate; (7) infant mortality rate; (8) child maltreatment rate; (9) teen arrest rates; and (10) teen violent death rate. The bulk of the report provides state and county profiles. Findings indicated that approximately 25 percent of Arkansas' children live in poverty, with the number of children receiving food stamp assistance increasing from 1990 to 1995, and the percent eligible for school lunch programs increasing each year. The school dropout rate increased in 1992-93. The percent of births to teens increased from 1990 to 1994. Although the state maltreatment victim rate had been slowly declining, it increased from 1994 to 1995. There was also an increase of in juvenile arrest rates from 1989 to 1994. The teen violent death rate increased from 1990 to 1994, with motor vehicle accidents the most common cause. The report concludes with a section on indicator definitions and data sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, College Preparation, Counties, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Income, Mortality Rate, Parent Background, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Sexual Abuse, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, 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. 95-33, $25; make checks payable to "UALR-Children's Data Center").
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
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children