ERIC Number: ED424943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
North Dakota Kids Count! Fact Book, 1997: State, Regional and County Profiles of Child Well-Being in North Dakota.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. North Dakota Kids Count.
This Kids Count report details statewide trends in the well-being of North Dakota's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in seven areas: (1) population; (2) family composition; (3) economic condition; (4) child safety; (5) child health; (6) education; and (7) teens at risk. The report begins with an overview of the organization, criteria for data selection, changes in data presentation, data limitations, description of the categories and indicators of child well-being, and regional maps. The report's second section presents statewide data, including multi-year trend data, as available. The third section presents regional data for eight geographical regions of the state, including multi-year trend data as available, and comparative data between the region and the state. The fourth section, and bulk of the report, presents profiles for each of the state's 53 counties, including multi-year trend data as available, and comparative data between the county and the state. Important findings include an increase in children living in foster care, children eligible for food programs, low birth weights, special education enrollments, ACT scores, licensed child care providers, juvenile court referrals, and teen birth rate. There was a decrease in the number of children in families receiving federal aid, and in infant mortality and child death rates. The report's two appendices address definitions used in completing the report and state goals by well-being indicators. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, Infants, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Safety, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
North Dakota KIDS COUNT!, University of North Dakota, P.O. Box 7090, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7090; phone: 701-777-4916, 701-777-4086; fax: 701-777-4257; www: firstname.lastname@example.org ($20).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. North Dakota Kids Count.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota