ERIC Number: ED424344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Changing America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin. For the President's Initiative on Race.
Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, DC.
This chart book is designed to document current differences in well-being by race and Hispanic origin and to describe how such differences have evolved over the past several decades. The charts included in this book show key indicators of well-being in seven broad categories: (1) population; (2) education; (3) labor markets; (4) economic status; (5) health; (6) crime and criminal justice; and (7) housing and neighborhoods. Each section begins with a brief introduction and overview of the charts presented. This information provides a benchmark for measuring future progress and can highlight priority areas for reducing disparities across racial and ethnic groups. All the racial and ethnic groups considered here have experienced substantial improvements in well-being over the second half of the century, but disparities between groups have persisted, or in some cases, widened. An example is the decline in the relative economic status of Hispanics over the past 25 years, reflecting the increasing proportion of Hispanics with lower average levels of education, in large part because of immigration. The section on education, which makes disparities in educational attainment and achievement clear, contains information on family participation in literacy activities and preschool education. One chart reviews computer use by elementary school children, and two charts cover reading and mathematics proficiency scores, both of which have implications for the pursuit of higher education. Three charts focus on the educational attainment of adults over 25 years old. An appendix provides a list of other government publications and Internet addresses for more information. (Contains 49 graphs and bar charts.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Crime, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Housing, Labor Market, Population Trends, Preschool Education, Racial Differences, Social Change, Tables (Data), Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Well Being
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Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Economic Advisers, Washington, DC.
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