ERIC Number: ED440725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada KIDS COUNT Data Book, 2000: County, Regional and State Profiles of Child and Family Well-Being in Nevada.
We Can, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.
This Kids Count report details statewide trends in the well-being of Nevada's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in six areas: (1) early care and education; (2) health; (3) economic well-being; (4) education; (5) child safety; and (6) juvenile justice. The report begins with a listing of preventive factors, an overview of the report, Nevada demographic profile, Nevada child demographics, key facts about Nevada's children, the state as compared to the nation, and trends. The next section, and bulk of the report, presents data for each of the six primary indicator areas of child well-being and includes tables of the most recent data for each of the selected areas studied. Important findings indicate that in 1999, compared to the rest of the states and the District of Columbia, Nevada ranked: 25th in low birth weight babies; 13th in infant mortality; 11th in children living in poverty; 29th in single-parent families; 42nd in teen births; 18th in unmarried teen births; 51st in high school dropouts and graduates; 39th in teens not in school and not working; 32nd in child deaths; 28th in teen accidental deaths; 35th in teen homicide deaths; and 49th in teen suicide. The report concludes with a listing of references, including endnotes and general information. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Pregnant Students, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Nevada KIDS COUNT, Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 205 Beam Hall, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 456002, Las Vegas, NV 89154-6002. Tel: 702-895-3191; Fax: 702-895-3606; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nscee.edu.cber.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nevada State Legislature, Carson City.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: We Can, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada