ERIC Number: ED451897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Alaska, 2000 Data Book.
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 child poverty, children with no parent working full-time, and teen births; (3) education, including dropout rates, teens not in school and not working, and school achievement; (4) child safety, including child death rate, teen violent death rate, and child abuse and neglect; (5) juvenile crime, including arrests for violent crimes; and (6) health risks, including carrying a weapon, sexual activity, and tobacco use. Following an introduction describing the uniqueness of Alaska and summarizing the report's findings, the report details the indicators in the areas mentioned above. Among the findings, the report indicates that Alaska fared better than the national average in percentage of babies with low birth weight, births to teens, percentage of teens who drop out of school, and child poverty rates. Alaska fared at or near the national average for infant mortality rate, percentage of children with no parent working full-time, and percentage of single-parent families. Alaska fared worse than the national average for teen violent death rate, child death rate, and percentage of teens not in school and not working. The report concludes with suggested family resources and information on the indicator data sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, 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