ERIC Number: ED210110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
USDA Estimates of the Cost of Raising a Child: A Guide to Their Use and Interpretation.
Edwards, Carolyn S.
This guide describes estimates of the cost of raising a child made by the Family Economics Research Group of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The guide starts with a description of what estimates are available, giving short profiles of the cost of raising urban, rural nonfarm, and rural farm children. The next section defines and addresses the most frequently asked questions on the use and interpretation of the estimates. Also described are adjustments to make the estimates more applicable to specific situations and limitations associated with the use of these adjustments. The third section describes resource materials on issues such as indirect costs of raising a child, costs of having a baby, and child care and higher education costs. Finally, the annual cost estimates of raising urban and rural farm and nonfarm children, updated to June 1980 levels, are presented in tabular form. References are organized to correspond to topics covered in the guide. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.