ERIC Number: ED423031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Arkansas' Children: How Well Are They Doing? Arkansas Kids Count Data Book 1996.
Dahlstrom, Sherryl M.; High, Rhonda L.
This Kids Count data book is the fourth to examine the well-being of Arkansas' children and notes trends from 1990 to 1995. The report's introductory sections include discussions of the potential impact of welfare reform on Arkansas' children, and present figures detailing the number of children affected by particular risk factors each week. The statistical report is based on 13 core indicators of well-being: (1) unemployment rate; (2) per capita personal income; (3) Aid to Families Profiles with Dependent Children (AFDC) participation;(4) Food Stamp Program participation; (5) School Lunch Program participation; (6) Women, Infants and Children's Nutrition Program participation; (7) high school dropout rate; (8) percent births to women with less than 12 years of education; (9) teen birth rate; (10) infant mortality rate; (11) child maltreatment rate; (12) teen arrest rate; and (13) teen violent death rate. The bulk of the report presents state and county profiles and, in tabular format, county and statewide data for indicators of safety and security, socioeconomic status, health, and education. Appended are indicator definitions and data sources. Findings indicate that for core indicators, between 1990 and 1995, there were improvements in per capita income, unemployment rate, AFDC participation, high school dropout rate, percent of births to women with less than 12 years education, and the infant mortality rate. Arkansas' children fared less well in 1995 in terms of participation in other assistance programs, teen birth rate, child maltreatment rate, and teen arrest and violent death rate. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, College Preparation, Counties, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Income, Mortality Rate, Mothers, Parent Background, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Sexual Abuse, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Tech Prep, 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. 96-31, $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