ERIC Number: ED110172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Darker Side of Childhood: 46 Things You Need to Know About Texas Children.
This illustrated book lists 46 facts relating to child care, families, nutrition, health, and public services. The book was prepared to call attention to the needs of young children in Texas. The information was collected from such sources as the U.S. Census Bureau and the State Department of Health's Bureau of Vital Statistics, as well as from the Texas Nutrition Survey of 1968-69 and the Texas Household Survey of Families with Children Under Six, commissioned by the Texas Department of Community Affairs in 1973. Some of the facts reported are: 3 of 4 families with children under 6 in Texas have moved in the last five years; 76,000 children under 6 in Texas were born without prenatal care; 75,000 Texas preschoolers eat no breakfast; 84 percent of working mothers with children under 6 in Texas are working because of economic necessity; among Texas children under 6, 1 in 3 is in a child care arrangement; and a poor child has less chance of receiving public social services in Texas than in any other state in the nation. (Author/BRT)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin. Office of Early Childhood Development.