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This Kids Count data book is the first to examine the status of children in Arkansas as measured by demographic, socioeconomic, educational, health, and safety indicators. The statistical report is based on 17 indicators of well-being: (1) percent of children in married-couple families; (2) child poverty rate; (3) percent of all births to single teens; (4) percent of women receiving inadequate prenatal care; (5) percent of low birth weight; (6) high school dropout rate; (7) child abuse/neglect/sexual abuse rate; (8) percent children with no parent in the work force; (9) percent births to mothers with less than 12 years of education; (10) unemployment rate; (11) per capita personal income; (12) percent high school graduates enrolled in higher education; (13) infant mortality rate; (14) child death rate; (15) percent children inadequately immunized at kindergarten/first grade; (16) number of violent teen deaths; and (17) juvenile violent crime arrest rate. The report's introductory section discusses issues facing children and youth in Arkansas as identified as the most important issues; drug/alcohol use, family instability, educational quality, community violence, and race relations. The bulk of the report is comprised of profiles for the state, for the eight planning and development districts, and for each county. A section detailing indicator definitions and data sources completes the report. (KB)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Crime, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Employed Parents, Family (Sociological Unit), High School Graduates, Higher Education, Income, Mortality Rate, Parent Background, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Sexual Abuse, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems

Children's Data Center Project, Arkansas Institute for Economic Advancement, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 South University, Little Rock, AR 72204; phone: 501-569-8530 (Publication No. 93-29, $15; make checks payable to Kids Count-AACF).

Author: Starzec, Kem E.


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