ERIC Number: ED348182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Education Needs in Public and Indian Housing Developments throughout the Nation. Report to Congress.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
In response to a Senate request, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gathered existing data on educational attainment and achievement of residents in public and Indian housing projects. Data sources included the 1989 American Housing Survey, the 1988 Survey of Income and Program Participation, the 1988 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, the 1980 census, and education-related studies of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Public housing residents had a median educational attainment of 11.4 years, compared to 12.7 years for all U.S. renters; failed to complete high school at greater than twice the rate of other renters; and graduated from college at one-sixth the rate of non-public housing residents. Minority public housing residents (Blacks and Hispanics) lagged further behind. Children in federally assisted housing had lower academic achievement on a number of measures than other U.S. youth. Moreover, parental educational attainment was strongly correlated with children's academic performance. No data source directly addressed the educational status of residents in Indian housing projects, but data on the entire Native American population showed that this group also experienced low educational outcomes. Educational attainment was correlated with employment rates and family income. This report briefly describes 10 HUD programs and activities that address the literacy and education needs of public and Indian housing residents. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.