ERIC Number: ED425863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Kids Count Data Book, 1998.
Ford, Paula R.
This Kids Count report provides information on statewide trends affecting children and families in Nevada. The report is comprised of eight sections: an overview; Nevada's demographic profile; key facts regarding children in the state; Nevada's comparison to the rest of the United States; trends in the state; indicators of child well-being; references; and definitions and data sources. Sixteen indicators are utilized to describe the quality of life: (1) percent of low birth-weight babies; (2) infant mortality rate; (3) trend data of children in poverty; (4) single parent families; (5) families in poverty; (6) teen birth rate; (7) unmarried teen birth rate; (8) high school dropouts and graduates; (9) teens not in school and not working; (10) child death rate; (11) child abuse and neglect report rate; (12) child maltreatment report trends; (13) percent and type of child maltreatment; (14) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (15) teen violent death rate; and (16) teen suicide rate. Some key facts about Nevada's children are: (1) the teen birth rate has risen more than twice as fast as the national rate; (2) Nevada ranked 45th in the nation on the immunization rate of 2-year-olds; (3) the juvenile violent crime arrest rate increased by 49%; (4) the infant mortality rate is improving; (5) the median hourly wage for child-care workers is just below the national average; and (6) 22% of children under age 13 live in low-income, working families. (LBT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being, Youth Problems
We Can, Inc., 5440 West Sahara, Suite 202, Las Vegas, NV 89146; Tel: 702-368-1533; Fax: 702-368-1540; e-mail: WECANNCPCA@aol.com
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: We Can, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.; Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Cooperative Extension.; Nevada KIDS COUNT Advisory Council, Las Vegas.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada