ERIC Number: ED468875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Oklahoma Kids Count Factbook, 2002.
This Kids Count Factbook details county and statewide trends in the well-being of children in Oklahoma. The statistical portrait is based on seven indicators or benchmarks of child well-being: (1) low birthweight infants; (2) infant mortality; (3) births to young teens; (4) child abuse and neglect; (5) child and teen death; (6) high school dropouts; and (7) juvenile violent crime arrests. An overview presenting findings statewide indicates that, compared to data from the mid 1980s, current data show improvements in infant mortality, births to young teens, child deaths, high school dropouts, and juvenile violent crime arrests. However, there have been increases in the number of low birthweight infants and in child abuse and neglect cases since the mid 1980s, and 19 percent of Oklahoma children live in poverty. A special section of the Factbook focusing on the impact of welfare reform on Oklahoma children acknowledges the difficulty in separating the effects of welfare reform from those of the economy, and notes that the next challenge is to help families stay off welfare. The bulk of the Factbook is comprised of county profiles, in which data for each of the indicators are presented graphically. Concluding the Factbook are tips for understanding and using the data, explanations of methodology and data sources, and single tables compiling county data for each indicator. (Contains 35 references.) (KB)
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, Welfare Reform, Well Being, Youth Problems
Oklahoma Kids Count Partnership, Oklahoma Inistitute 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. For full text: http://www.odl.state.ok.us/kids/factbook/kidscount2002/kc2002pdfs/complete2002.pdf.
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