ERIC Number: ED455919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook, 1999.
This Kids Count Factbook 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 birth weight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) births to young teens; (4) child abuse and neglect; (5) child and teen death; (6) child poverty; (7) high school dropouts; and (8) juvenile violent crime arrests. Statewide findings, presented in the Factbook's overview, indicate that five of the eight benchmarks (low birth weight infants, child abuse and neglect, child poverty, high school dropouts, and juvenile violent crime arrests) worsened compared to data from a decade or more ago. Three benchmarks (infant mortality, births to young teens, and child death) improved over the comparable decade-old data. The Factbook presents current statewide and county data for each of the benchmarks. Each benchmark is defined, state and county trends are presented, and racial differences are indicated. The bulk of the Factbook 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 conclude the Factbook. (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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.oica.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