ERIC Number: ED201375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Portrait of Inequality: Black and White Children in America.
Edelman, Marian Wright
This book portrays conditions and details problems facing millions of black children and families across the United States. Specific action steps are proposed in seven areas: child health, education, foster and institutional care, housing, youth employment and jobs, and family support and services. Part I draws a composite portrait of the inequality facing black children in America today and suggests how to change the portrait by discussing 11 principles of effective advocacy. This discussion is followed by an action agenda of specific, practical goals for improving conditions for black children, youth, and families. The most recent statistical data available to document the persistent disparities between black and white children, youth and families are presented in tabular form in Part II. The data are organized under these section headings: numbers of black and white children and families; family structure; poverty; unemployment; maternal employment and child care; education; child health; housing; children without homes; and crime and arrests. Each of these sections contains a short summary of the principal facts in the relevant tables. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Black Mothers, Black Youth, Child Advocacy, Comparative Analysis, Crime, Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Family Structure, Foster Children, Health Conditions, Housing, Policy Formation, Poverty, Social Problems, Socioeconomic Status, Suicide, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Youth Employment
Children's Defense Fund, 1520 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5.50; bulk discount rates on 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.