ERIC Number: ED381251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec-20
Young Children in Poverty: A Statistical Update.
Li, Jiali; Bennett, Neil
This report provides statistical information about young children and their families living in poverty. It includes the following data: (1) from 1987 to 1992, the number of poor children under age 6 rose from 5 to 6 million; (2) from 1972 through 1992, the poverty rates have increased dramatically for children under age 6; (3) in 1992, 55 percent of poor children under age 6 were either black or Hispanic; (4) poverty rates for children under age 6 are the highest in urban areas; (5) over 10 million children under age 6 lived in low-income families in 1992; (6) 18 percent of all poor children under age 6 in 1992 lived with unmarried mothers who worked full-time or with married parents, at least one of whom had a full-time job; (7) the odds of being poor increase for children under age 6 living with unmarried mothers; (8) young children with better-educated parents are much less likely than others to be poor; and (9) public assistance or full-time employment does not guarantee that families will not be poor. (MDM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors, Employment, Family Characteristics, Family Income, National Norms, One Parent Family, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Data, Young Children
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University School of Public Health, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.