ERIC Number: ED439822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Social Indicators, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Whites, Youth Problems
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. Tel: 907-786-7710; Web site: http://www.kidscount.alaska.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska