ERIC Number: ED451932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada KIDS COUNT Data Book, 2001: County, Regional, and State Profiles of Child and Youth Well-Being in Nevada.
Morton, Marlys; Schwer, R. Keith; Daneshvary, Rennae; Potts, Robert; Klein, Freda
This KIDS COUNT data book details statewide trends in the well-being of Nevada's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in five areas: (1) health conditions and health care; (2) economic well-being; (3) education and achievement; (4) child and youth safety and welfare; and (5) juvenile justice. The data book begins with an overview and profile of the state demographics, including data on minority populations. The remainder of the report provides specific information on the primary indicators, organized as follows: (1) definition of the indicator and what it measures; (2) research highlights summarizing current research from academic, foundation, and public materials; and (3) related tables and figures listing most recent available data for each indicator, including data for the county and state. Specific indicators examined are: (1) low birth weight babies; (2) infant mortality; (3) teen births; (4) births to women lacking prenatal care; (5) WIC program participation; (6) health care for children and youth; (7) children in poverty; (8) federal program participation; (9) child care; (10) child support; (11) characteristics of formal education; (12) testing, proficiency and college-entrance efforts; (13) high school dropout and graduation rates; (14) special education enrollees; (15) Head Start participation; (16) child deaths; (17) teen violent deaths; (18) child abuse and neglect; (19) children and domestic violence; (20) children in substitute care; and (21) juvenile violent crime. The report concludes with a listing of developmental assets of youth, and references and resources. (Contains seven pages of references.) (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Comparative Analysis, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Infant Mortality, Infants, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, 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. For full text: ttp://www.unlv.edu/projects/kidscount.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Nevada State Legislature, Carson City.
Authoring Institution: Nevada KIDS COUNT Advisory Council, Las Vegas.; Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Center for Business and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada