ERIC Number: ED330741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Five Million Children: A Statistical Profile of Our Poorest Young Citizens. Data Sourcebook.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.
This sourcebook provides researchers and other interested professionals with 50 tables of statistical data supporting the findings of a 1990 report on the needs and problems of poor young children and their families. Information was drawn from primary and secondary analyses of 1987 statistical data in national databases, as well as both published and unpublished reports. Most of the statistical data were drawn from the 1988 March Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The tables are grouped in the following categories, which follow the arrangement of the original report: (1) age (children under six years of age) and poverty; (2) racial distribution; (3) geographic distribution; (4) family characteristics; (5) parental education; (6) parental employment; (7) family income; (8) health status; (9) health insurance; and (10) child care and education. The statistical data presented are as valid and reliable as the sources from which they were drawn and should be used and quoted with caution. (FMW)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Census Figures, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Characteristics, Family Financial Resources, Health Needs, Individual Characteristics, Parent Background, Poverty, Preschool Education, Racial Composition, Young Children
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, 154 Haven Ave, New York, NY 10032 ($12.00 plus $3.00 for postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.