ERIC Number: ED440722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
North Dakota KIDS COUNT! Fact Book, 1998: State, Regional and County Profiles of Child Well-Being in North Dakota.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. North Dakota Kids Count.
This Kids Count fact book 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 health; (5) education; (6) child safety; and (7) teens at risk. The fact book begins with an overview of the organization of data, data information, criteria for data selection, changes in data presentation, data limitations, the message behind the numbers, categories and indicators of child well-being, and regional maps. Following the introductory sections, statistical findings are presented for the state, including multi-year trend data, as available. Regional data for eight geographical regions of the state are then presented, including multi-year trend data as available, and comparative data between the region and the state. The 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 indicate that the well-being of North Dakota's children declined in 15 out of 20 indicators for which updated information is provided each year. The report's two appendices address definitions and data sources, and state goals by well-being indicators. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Infant Mortality, Infants, Juvenile Justice, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Safety, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being
North Dakota KIDS COUNT! P.O. Box 7090, University of North Dakota, Grant Forks, ND 58202-7090 ($20, including postage and handling). Tel: 701-777-4916.
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