ERIC Number: ED459938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Alabama Kids Count 2001 Data Book.
Curtis, Apreill; Bogie, Don
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in well-being for Alabama's children. The statistical portrait is based on 17 indicators in the areas of health, education, safety, and security. The indicators are: (1) infant mortality rate; (2) low weight births; (3) child health index; (4) births to unmarried teens; (5) first grade retention; (6) event dropout rate; (7) projected dropout rate; (8) child death rate; (9) children with indication of abuse or neglect; (10) juvenile substance abuse arrest rate; (11) juvenile substance abuse court referral rate; (12) juvenile violent crime arrest rate; (13) juvenile violent crime court referral rate; (14) preventable teen death rate; (15) number of vulnerable families; (16) children receiving AFDC/TANF; and (17) children in poverty. The data book begins with an introduction, examples of community mobilization, and a summary of new information for this year's report. Following a summary of state data and information on using the book, the bulk of the report presents data for each indicator by county, as well as a summary of county data and county rankings. Indicators showing improvement include infant mortality rate, event dropout rate, projected dropout rate, children with indication of abuse or neglect, vulnerable families, and children receiving AFDC/TANF. Indicators with worsening statistics include low weight births, juvenile substance abuse arrest rate, juvenile substance abuse court referral rate, and juvenile violent crime court referral rate. The data book concludes with acknowledgments, definitions, notes, and sources of information. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Violence, Welfare Recipients, Well Being
Voices for Alabama's Children, P.O. Box 4576, Montgomery, AL 36103-4576. Tel: 800-444-5437 (Toll Free); Tel: 334-213-2410; Fax: 334-213-2413; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.alavoices.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Alabama Power Foundation, Birmingham.
Authoring Institution: VOICES for Alabama's Children, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama