ERIC Number: ED101841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-4
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Minority Children in Idaho, 1974. Volume III.
Lane, Joan; And Others
This paper presents a study designed to develop a better understanding of the needs of minority families with preschool children in Idaho. The project had three aims: to determine the general needs of families, to find which services were known and utilized, and to identify services adequately meeting needs. Four minority populations were included in the study: Mexican Americans, Migrant, American Indian, and Black. A personal interview was conducted with each subject family utilizing a structured questionnaire. In assessing the need of minority families, six areas were considered: social environment (i.e. housing, income), educational attainment, language skills, health care, child care and nutrition. Analysis of the data revealed that: (1) general socioeconomic conditions of the minorities were below the general population of the state; (2) child care arrangements were generally made by utilizing an immediate family member or friend; (3) immunization data was difficult to assess; and (4) low consumption of fruits and vegetables by each group. The areas which warrant improvements include: migrant and Indian housing, family health care and immunization, child care facilities, nutrition information and a public assistance program which more adequately meets each family's needs. (Author/SDH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boise, ID.; Idaho State Economic Opportunity Office, Boise.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Office of Child Development, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho