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NCJ Number: 206254 Find in a Library
Title: Native American Kids 2002: Indian Children's Well-Being Indicators Data Book for 13 States
Author(s): Angela A. Willeto Ph.D.
Date Published: December 2002
Page Count: 124
Sponsoring Agency: Casey Family Programs
Seattle, WA 98109
National Indian Child Welfare Assoc
Portland, OR 97201
Sale Source: Casey Family Programs
1300 Dexter Avenue North
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98109
United States of America

National Indian Child Welfare Assoc
5100 SW Macadam, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Through the Native American Kids Well-Being Indicators Data Book Project, this report presents a literature review of 10 well-being indicators for American Indian and Alaska Native children and produces the American Indian/Alaska Native rates and percentages for 10 well-being indicators nationally and in 13 selected States for 2002.
Abstract: The third in a series under the ongoing Native American Kids Well-Being Indicators Data Book Project, this annual report addresses the question of the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth. This report extends the reporting mechanism of the 10 well-being indicators to include 13 States with considerable American Indian and Alaska Native populations. These States are Alaska, Arizona, California, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. The 10 well-being indicators comprise 2 main categories of health and social indicators with 5 thematic areas: births, mortality, education and employment, poverty, and family structure. The indicators are low birth weight, teen births, infant mortality, child deaths, teen deaths by accident, homicide and suicide, teens who are high school dropouts, teens who are not attending school and not working, children in poverty, children living with mothers who are not employed, and families with children headed by a single parent. The study utilized the 2002 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-Being as the model and attempted to reduce the gap in well-being indicators for Native American children. The major finding is that of the 10 indicators, Native American children are faring comparatively better than their mainstream counterparts in only 1, the low birthweight indictor. Comparisons at the State level show that in a few States, American Indian/Alaska Native rates are lower than their All Races rates, but in most cases, American Indian/Alaska Natives are significantly worse off. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Americans
Index Term(s): American Indians; Cultural influences; Economic influences; Environmental influences; Eskimos; Minority employment; Sociological analyses
Note: See NCJ-206252 for 2001 report.
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