ERIC Number: ED470321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
North Dakota KIDS COUNT! Fact Book, 2002: State, Regional and County Profiles of Child Well-Being in North Dakota.
North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. North Dakota KIDS COUNT.
This KIDS COUNT fact book details statewide and county trends in the well-being of North Dakota's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators of children's well-being in seven areas: (1) population; (2) family composition; (3) economic condition; (4) child care; (5) child health; (6) education; and (7) children at risk. The report begins with information on the methodology of the data collection and includes discussion of criteria for data selection, data presentation, and data limitations. An overview presents statewide findings related to each of the above areas and delineates their implications for low-income rural children and their families. The bulk of the report then presents data for 8 geographical regions of the state, followed by statewide data, regional data, and profiles for each of the state's 53 counties, including multi-year trend data. The final section provides indicator definitions and data sources, and summarizes policy changes in each area that could improve the odds of rural families' economic security. Important findings include decreases in the number of children in the state, increases in the percentage of children living in single parent families, little change in the child poverty rate, decreases in the number of licensed child care providers, little change in the percentage of low-weight births, increases in the average expenditures per student, and increases in the number of children affected by domestic violence. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, Infants, Low Income Groups, One Parent Family, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Rural Family, Safety, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Well Being
North Dakota KIDS COUNT! North Dakota State University, P.O. Box 5636, Fargo, ND 58105-5636. Tel: 701-231-7980; Fax: 701-231-9730; e-mail: Richard.Rathge@ndsu.nodak.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Univ., Fargo. North Dakota KIDS COUNT.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota