ERIC Number: ED046520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Profiles of Children: 1970 White House Conference on Children.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
This book of charts of comparative statistics was compiled to help the 1970 White House Conference on Children evaluate past efforts to improve the well-being of America's children. First, it presents data about aspects of the world into which American children are born, such as population, urbanization, income levels, incidence of disease, divorce and death rates, and pollution levels. It then deals in successive sections with four major stages of child development through age 3: the prenatal period, the first year of life, the preschool years between ages one and six, and the school years. Because the child is treated as an entity, the most important aspects of each age grouping, such as health, education, and family life are presented together in each section. Many three-color charts and graphs illustrate the text. Illustrations are cross-referenced to an appendix (comprising more than half the book) of detailed tables of the data on which the text and charts are based. It is noted that there are some unavoidable gaps in the statistics with regard to minority groups such as Spanish-Americans, Orientals, and American Indians. Improvements in data collection will, hopefully, make such information available to future Conferences. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Charts, Children, Demography, Education, Elementary School Students, Family Life, Graphs, Health, National Surveys, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Children, Social Influences, Statistics, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.