ERIC Number: ED263982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
National Statistics on Children, Youth, and Their Families: A Guide to Federal Data Programs. Revised Edition.
Zill, Nicholas; And Others
This compendium compiles in one volume brief descriptions of federally-supported data collection programs that provide national statistical information on children and their families. As a review of the data indicates, statistics on children vary greatly in availability, quality, adequacy of population coverage, geographic scope and detail, and continuity and comparability over time. The problems related to collecting such data are discussed in the introduction. The data collection programs are grouped under seven substantive headings: Population, Family Structure, Housing; Income, Expenditures, and Program Participation; Employment and Child Care; Health and Nutrition; Education; Social Behavior and Attitudes, Substance Use; and Crime, Delinquency, Child Abuse. Under each heading, three to sixteen different surveys are described, each including information on survey purpose, sponsorship, design, periodicity, content, limitations, availability, and child and family characteristics. (DST)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Children, Consumer Economics, Crime, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Delinquency, Demography, Drug Abuse, Employment Statistics, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Health Services, Income, Information Processing, Medical Care Evaluation, Nutrition, Population Distribution, Residential Patterns, School Statistics, Social Attitudes, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistical Surveys
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.