ERIC Number: ED423032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Look at Arkansas' Children: Arkansas Kids Count Data Book 1997.
Dahlstrom, Sherryl M.; High, Rhonda L.
This Kids Count data book provides information on indicators of the well-being of Arkansas' children. The report's introduction discusses factors contributing to increased attention to children and families, the need for broad-based community collaborations to address children and family needs, and cultural changes influencing families. Data tables list demographic information and findings for 28 indicators of child well-being for 1990 and for the most recent year available. Indicators include: (1) teen arrest rates; (2) teen violent death rate; (3) child maltreatment rate; (4) foster care rate; (5) Aid to Families with Dependent Children participation; (6) food stamp participation; (7) school lunch program participation; (8) Women, Infants Children Supplemental Food Program participation; (9) births to women with less than 12 years education; (10) per capita income; (11) unemployment rate; (12) child support cases; (13) low birth weight rate; (14) percent mothers receiving no first trimester prenatal care; (15) teen birth rate; (16) infant mortality rate; (17) child death rate; (18) immunization rate; (19) children served by mental health system; (20) children in preschools for educationally deprived children; (21) children enrolled in Head Start; (22) special education students; (23) per pupil expenditures; (24) seniors taking ACT examination; and (25) dropout rate. Indicator definitions and data sources are appended. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation, Counties, Crime, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Income, Mental Health Clinics, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Tech Prep, Unemployment, 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 98-9).
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