ERIC Number: ED478667
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Alaska Data Book, 2002.
Leask, Linda, Ed.
This Kids Count Data Book examines statewide trends in the well-being of Alaska's children. The statistical portrait is based on key indicators in six areas: (1) infancy, including prenatal care, low birth weight, and infant mortality; (2) economic well-being, including child poverty, children with no parent working full-time, children in single parent homes, teen births, child care, and health care coverage; (3) education, including dropout rates, teens not in school and not working, and school achievement; (4) child safety, including child death rate, teen violent death rate, child abuse and neglect, and child injuries; and (5) juvenile crime, including arrests for violent crimes. Following an introduction describing the uniqueness of Alaska and summarizing the report's findings, the report details the indicators in the areas mentioned above. Among the findings, the report indicates that Alaska's population has increased, but its birth rate has declined. Alaska fared better than the national average for babies born with low birth weight, infant mortality rate, and percentage of teens who drop out of school. Alaska was at or near the national average for percentage of children living in poverty, percentage of single-parent families, births to teens, and child death rate. Alaska fared worse than the national average for percentage of children with no parent working full-time, teen violent death rate, and percentage of teens not in school and not working. The report concludes with suggested family resources and information on the indicator data sources. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Blacks, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Social Indicators, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Whites, Youth Problems
University of Alaska-Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. Tel: 907-786-7710; Fax: 907-786-7739; Web site: http://www.kidscount.alaska.edu. For full text: http://www.kidscount.alaska.edu/2002db.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska