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ERIC Number: ED472746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 194
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
South Dakota Kids Count Factbook, 2002. Tenth Annual Edition.
Cochran, Carole; Nelson-Kraayenbrink, Briana
This Kids Count factbook examines statewide trends in the well-being of South Dakotas children. The statistical portrait is based on 25 indicators in the areas of demographics, health, education, economics, and safety. The indicators include: (1) poverty thresholds; (2) racial groups; (3) single age years; (4) households and families; (5) infant mortality; (6) low birth weight; (7) child death; (8) teen violent death; (9) births to single teens; (10) prenatal care; (11) immunizations; (12) school enrollment; (13) school dropout rates; (14) children with a disability; (15) poverty statistics; (16) personal income; (17) women employed; (18) TANF/food stamps/Medicaid; (19) child care; (20) free and reduced price lunch recipients; (21) juvenile justice; (22) child abuse and neglect; (23) youth related traffic accidents; (24) juvenile drug and alcohol abuse; and (25) youth risk behavior survey. The first section of the factbook presents introductory materials and comparative information between South Dakota and the United States. The major portion of the factbook presents state and county data tables for each indicator. Among the findings are the following: South Dakota has the highest percentage rate in the nation of children under 6 in paid child care while parents work; the state ranks 5th for children living with fully employed parents; children in low-income working families face uncertain futures; and improvement in child poverty rate outpaces the national rate. The factbook concludes with a section listing data resources, websites of interest, data calculation information, and interpretation instructions. (SD)
South Dakota KIDS COUNT Project, Business Research Bureau, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark Street, Patterson Hall, Room 132, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390. Tel: 605-677-5287; Fax: 605-677-5427; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Health, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Social Services, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Human Services, Pierre.
Authoring Institution: Kids Count--South Dakota, Vermillion.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota