ERIC Number: ED451931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count 01: The Next Generation. A Special Report by Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families.
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
This Kids Count report details statewide trends in the well-being of Arkansas' children. The report's introduction discusses factors contributing to the need for increased attention to children and families, what voters think about issues affecting children and families, the collection of data, and federal spending in Arkansas. The subsequent statistical portrait is based on the following areas of children's well-being: family life; hunger and nutrition; health and safety; juvenile justice; child welfare; and education. Information and data vary by specific indicator but can include: comparative data going back as far as the mid-1960s, county information and comparisons, and state versus national comparisons. Specific indicators detailed are: (1) child populations; (2) unemployment; (3) poverty rates; (4) average income; (5) single parent households; (6) divorce rates; (7) school lunch and breakfast participation rates; (8) WIC caseloads; (9) summer food program participation rates; (10) infant mortality; (11) low birth weight rates; (12) immunization rates; (13) births to unmarried teens; (14) children killed or injured in car accidents; (15) child death rates; (16) teen death rates; (17) juvenile arrests; (18) youth held in jails and detention facilities; (19) delinquency; (20) juvenile cases filed in adult courts; (21) child abuse and neglect; (22) children in foster care; (23) adoption; (24) per pupil spending; (25) public school, private school, and home school enrollment; (26) Head Start enrollment; (27) Pre-K programs; (28) pupil-teacher ratios; and (29) corporal punishment. The report concludes w/county-by-county rates of health indicators for the state. (SD)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Income, Infant Mortality, Infants, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 523 South Louisiana, Suite 700, Little Rock, AR 72201. Tel: 501-9678; Web Site: http://www.aradvocates.org/kidscount.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas