ERIC Number: ED314158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-14
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Children and Their Families: Current Conditions and Recent Trends, 1989. A Report Together with Additional Views of the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.; Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report examines the status of America's children and families in 1989, and confirms that major demographic, social, and economic changes during the past two decades have had profound effects on individual and family life. After an introduction, contents organized in 125 subsections focus on numerous dimensions of population and residence, family environment, parental employment and child care, income and economic well-being, education, health, behavior, attitudes, and government programs affecting children. At least 125 tables of data are included in the topical subsections. It is maintained that as children decline as a proportion of the American population, their lives become more precious, and policymakers' responsibility to them even greater. It is concluded that if policymakers do not become motivated to promote policies that can reverse today's alarming trends, they will enter the 21st century besieged by the negative effects of their failure. Additional views taking exception to this conclusion are included. (RH)
Descriptors: Behavior, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Education, Employed Parents, Family Attitudes, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Income, Federal Programs, Health, Policy Formation, Population Trends, Residential Patterns, Tables (Data)
Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 052-070-06597-4, $9.50).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.; Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.