ERIC Number: ED439802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Working Arkansas: How Families are Faring in the Booming Economy. A Special Report from the Arkansas Working Families Project.
Huddleston, Rich; Duran, Angela
Using a wide array of government data, this report examines the impact of the 1990s economy and other developments on the living standards of Arkansas's working families and their children. Information is provided on: (1) unemployment rates by geographic region, educational level, and race; (2) employment and average weekly earnings by industry group; (3) income trends; (4) poverty and child poverty rates; (5) income gap between rich and poor; (6) the impact of welfare reform; (7) child care, health care, and housing needs; (8) tax burden; and (9) Arkansas usage of the federal earned income tax credit. The report concludes with a discussion of issues facing working Arkansas, including economic development, workforce development, assets and savings, tax policy, health care, quality child care and early childhood education, food and nutrition, welfare to work, housing, and unemployment insurance. (EV)
Descriptors: Demography, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Employed Parents, Employment Patterns, Family Characteristics, Living Standards, Quality of Life, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Welfare Reform
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 103 East 7th Street, Suite 931, Little Rock, AR 72201. Tel: 501-371-9678; Web site: http://www.aradvocates.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.; Good Faith Fund, Pine Bluff, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas