ERIC Number: ED472745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Opportunities for Children in Uncertain Times: Arkansas Kids Count Data Book, 2002.
This Kids Count data book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Arkansas children. The statistical portrait is based on the following areas of childrens well-being: demographics; childrens living situations; family support; risks to children; resources for children; and public school environment. The specific indicators include: (1) child population; (2) children living with parents; (3) out-of-home placements; (4) family income; (5) children in families receiving TEA; (6) children in poverty; (7) low birth weights; (8) births to adolescents; (9) teen fertility rates; (10) child abuse cases; (11) youth held in state custody; (12) uninsured children; (13) food stamp cases; (14) student assaults; (15) child care capacity; (16) after-school and summer programs; (17) child abuse prevention programs; (18) pregnancy prevention programs; (19) abstinence programs; (20) 4-H clubs; (21) hospital beds; (22) physician availability; (23) children receiving mental health care; (24) Medicaid recipients; (25) children receiving food provision assistance; (26) academic achievement in reading and math; (27) dropout rate; (28) graduation rate; and (29) student teacher ratio. The first section of the data book presents introductory and methodological information, resources versus risk assessment of Arkansas counties, and an explanation of resources at risk. The major portion of the data book presents state and county data tables for each indicator. The data book concludes with three appendices including data notes and sources, resource and risk index, and raw data by county. (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Health Care, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Graduation, Health Insurance, Income, Infants, Lunch Programs, Mathematics Achievement, Mental Health Programs, Poverty, Preschool Education, Prevention, Reading Achievement, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Ratio, Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 523 South Louisiana, Suite 700, Little Rock, AR 72201. Tel: 501-371-9678; Fax: 501-371-9681; Web site: http://www.aradvocates.org. org/kidscount.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas