ERIC Number: ED445790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
North Dakota Kids Count! Fact Book, 1999-2000: State, Regional and County Profiles of Child Well-Being in North Dakota.
North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. North Dakota Kids Count.
This Kids Count report 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 care; (5) child health; (6) education; and (7) children at risk. The report begins with an overview of the data's organization, criteria for data selection, data presentation, and data limitations. Section 2 presents statewide data, including multi-year trend data as available. Section 3 presents state and regional data for eight geographical regions of the state, followed by profiles for each of the state's 53 counties, including multi-year trend data. The final section provides indicator definitions and information on data sources and summarizes North Dakota Kids Count! project activities over the past 6 years. Important findings from the report include increases in foster care placements, number of low birth weight infants, number of mothers receiving inadequate prenatal care, number of children participating in Medicaid, infant mortality rates, special education enrollment, number of seriously emotionally disturbed children, number of child abuse and neglect reports, juvenile arrests for liquor law violations, and out-of-wedlock births to teens. Declines are noted in the number of children eligible for economic assistance programs, the number of licensed child care providers, and school enrollments. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, Infants, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Safety, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
North Dakota KIDS COUNT! P.O. Box 7090, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7090; Tel: 701-777-4916; Fax: 701-777-4257; e-mail: email@example.com.
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