ERIC Number: ED370705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Infants and Toddlers: Dramatic Increases in Numbers Living in Poverty. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
This report examined the economic and demographic characteristics of infants and toddlers, how these characteristics changed between 1980 and 1990, and the percentage of the infant and toddler population served by federal early childhood programs. This examination of census and other data found that during the 1980s, the number of poor infants and toddlers in the United States increased by 26 percent. In some cities and rural areas, over 45 percent of the infants and toddlers lived in poverty. In addition, poor and near-poor infants and toddlers were much more likely than nonpoor children to be from: (1) immigrant families; (2) households where no person over the age of 14 spoke English well; (3) single-parent families; (4) families where parents had low educational levels; and (5) families where the parents did not work. Three appendixes discuss the objectives, scope, and methodology of the study; present statistical data; and list the contributors to the report. (MDM)
Descriptors: Demography, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attainment, Employment, Family Characteristics, Infants, Limited English Speaking, One Parent Family, Parent Background, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Socioeconomic Influences, Toddlers
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (First copy free. Additional copies, $2 each; 100 or more copies, 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.