ERIC Number: ED449882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook '98.
Oklahoma Inst. for Child Advocacy, Inc., Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Kids Count.
This Kids Count report details county and statewide trends in the well-being of Oklahoma's children. The statistical portrait is based on eight indicators of child well-being: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) births to teens; (4) child abuse and neglect; (5) child death; (6) child poverty; (7) high school dropouts; and (8) juvenile violent crime arrests. Statewide findings, presented in the report's overview, indicate that half of the eight benchmarks (low birthweight infants, child abuse and neglect, child poverty, and juvenile violent crime arrests) continue to worsen compared to data from a decade ago. Low birthweight infants and child poverty worsened further, and child abuse and neglect and juvenile violent crime arrests showed slight improvement during the most recent year. The other four benchmarks (infant mortality, births to teens, child death, and high school dropouts) continued to improve over the comparable decade-old data and maintained their slow improvement during the most recent year. Current statewide and county data for each of the benchmarks are presented in a separate chapter. Each benchmark is defined, state and county trends are presented, and racial differences are noted if present. The bulk of the report is comprised of county profiles, in which data for each of the indicators are presented graphically. Tables of county data for each indicator, methodology and sources, and a directory of Kids Count Leaders are appended. (SD)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Infant Mortality, Infants, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Oklahoma Kids Count, c/o Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, 420 NW 13th Street, Suite 101, Oklahoma City, OK 73103; Tel: 405-236-5437; Fax: 405-236-5439; e-mail: HN3167@handsnet.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Inst. for Child Advocacy, Inc., Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Kids Count.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma