ERIC Number: ED329606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Demographic Profile of U.S. Children: National File [Machine-Readable Data File].
Peterson, J. L.; White, R. N.
These two computer files contain social and demographic data about U.S. children and their families taken from the March 1985 Current Population Survey of the U.S. Census. One file is for all children; the second file is for black children. The following column variables are included: (1) family structure; (2) parent educational attainment; (3) mother's age; (4) ethnicity; and (5) parent employment pattern. The following row variables are included: (1) child characteristics; (2) economic characteristics; and (3) selected maternal and paternal characteristics. The following features are included: (1) instructions are on-screen; (2) files can be manipulated to create several user-specified two-way tables; (3) population numbers can be percentaged; (4) longitudinal data can be indexed by year; and (5) individual tables can be printed. The files can be used on a personal computer with Lotus 1-2-3, Version 2.0 or higher. The data may also be retrieved by other programs that can import Lotus files, but the user may not be able to take advantage of all of the features. At least 512K of memory is needed, but 640K is recommended if the user loads other applications. FREQUENCY: . TYPE OF SURVEY: Census; Population. POPULATION: Children; Black Youth. SAMPLE: . RESPONDENTS: . RESPONSE RATE: . YEAR OF EARLIEST DATA: . YEAR OF LATEST DATA: 1985. (FMW)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Census Figures, Children, Computer Software, Demography, Employed Parents, Family Structure, Individual Characteristics, Microcomputers, National Surveys, Parent Background, Parents, Statistical Data
Child Trends, Inc., 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. (202) 223-6288 (on diskette for use with Lotus 1-2-3 Version 2.0 or higher, $15.00 first copy, $2.00 each additional copy).
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.