ERIC Number: ED147216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Cost and Value of American Children: A Teaching Module.
Clark, Leon E.
The teaching module contains questionnaires, a form for combining questionnaire responses, and seven data sheets dealing with costs and benefits of rearing children in the United States. Intended for use by students from junior high school through college, the materials encourage students to clarify their attitudes toward parenthood, help them examine advantages and disadvantages of having children, expose them to data on the cost of raising children, and help them understand the roles of culture and economy in shaping a society's perceptions of children. The first section outlines grade levels, time and materials, objectives, and procedures for utilizing the data sheets in class activities. The second section contains data sheets. The first data sheet poses six questions on the cost and value of children. The second data sheet provides a response form designed to facilitate collection and recording of questionnaire responses. Data sheets three, four, and five are graphs representing direct and indirect costs of children at various stages of the life cycle. The sixth data sheet tabulates results of a 1973 Hawaiian survey of advantages of parenthood. The final data sheet is a questionnaire which directs students to respond positively or negatively to 45 statements of opinion about children. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Child Rearing, Children, Costs, Demography, Economic Factors, Expenditures, Family Planning, Graphs, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Junior High Schools, Learning Modules, Parent Role, Population Education, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.