ERIC Number: ED427852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Report Card '98: A Decade of Political and Economic Change Shapes Children's Lives. A Children Now Report.
Dominguez-Arms, Amy; Fernandez, Geovanny
This report discusses changes in markers of the well-being of children in California, focusing on at-risk children in lower income groups. The report considers earnings growth and decline for California's families, public and private resources available, family economics, health, education, and safety. Specific problems are discussed such as a declining income level for the poorest families, the availability of resources that are not being used to improve children's lives, and the increasing handgun homicide rate and incarceration rate among juveniles. The report also highlights positive trends such as declining dropout rates. Finally, the report provides an agenda for sustained commitment of public and private sector support for families consisting of five points: health coverage for all kids, quality child care for every child, an effective child support system, fair tax policies, and family-friendly businesses. (JPB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children Now, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California