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ERIC Number: ED439822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 171
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Alaska Data Book, 1998-99.
Leask, Linda, Ed.
This Kids Count Data Book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Alaska's children. The statistical portrait is based on key indicators in six areas: (1) infancy, including prenatal care, low birth weight, and infant mortality; (2) economic well-being, including children living in poverty, children in single-parent households, and births to teenagers; (3) education, including dropout rates, teens not in school and not working, and children with disabilities at school; (4) child safety, including child death rate, teen violent death rate, and child abuse and neglect; (5) juvenile crime, including juvenile violent crime; and (6) health risks, including substance abuse and sexual activity. Following an introduction providing census information and a focus on early brain development, the report details the indicators in the areas mentioned above. A section of resources, including books, programs, and legislation, concludes the report, along with documentation of each of the indicators. Among the findings, the report indicates that: Alaska fared better than the national average in percentage of babies with low birth weight, percentage of children living in poverty, juvenile arrests for violent crime, and births to teens; Alaska fared at or near the national average for infant mortality rate, percent of single-parent families, percent of teens who drop out, percent of teens out of school and not working, and percent of children whose parents do not work full time; and Alaska fared worse that the national average for child death rate and teen violent death rate. (HTH)
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. Tel: 907-786-7710; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska