ERIC Number: ED121481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Texas' Youngest Children: Texas Household Survey of Families with Children Under Six.
Brewer, Anita, Ed.; McKee, Diann, Ed.
This booklet presents a summary of the results of a survey of 1,000 Texan families with children under 6 years of age. The survey (commissioned by the Texas Department of Community Affairs in 1973) was conducted to gather data on families (e.g., age, income level, and education of parents), the health and development of children, and child care arrangements. Some of the noteworthy findings which emerged from the data are: (1) 74% of families with children under 6 in Texas have moved in the last 5 years; (2) 54% of Texan families with children under 6 live in poverty or borderline poverty; (3) 97% of the fathers and 40% of the mothers of children under 6 work; (4) 41% of the mothers and 35% of the father with children under 6 in Texas have not completed high school; (5) 7 of every 8 single parent families live in poverty; (6) almost 1 in every 3 families have no health insurance; (7) about 33% of all children under 6 are in some kind of child care arrangement; and (8) the most frequently mentioned wishes mothers had for their children were good health, education, and a happy life. Included are discussion questions and data tables. (BRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin. Office of Early Childhood Development.
Identifiers - Location: Texas