ERIC Number: ED434781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Children in Texas: A Special Report of the Texas Kids Count Project.
Texas Kids Count Project, Austin.; Texas Univ., Austin. School of Social Work.
This report presents information on the status of Hispanic children in Texas, with special emphasis on the comparative status of Hispanic children in counties along the Texas-Mexico border. Information was gathered from a literature review, state agencies, the 1990 decennial U.S. census, focus groups, and interviews. A demographic overview shows that 26 percent of the Texas population in 1992 was Hispanic, primarily Mexican American, and 80 percent of the population of the border counties was Hispanic. Sections on poverty, employment, education, and health reveal that, to a disproportionate degree, Hispanic children live in poverty, caused in part by the unemployment and underemployment of their parents; attain low levels of education, as did their parents; inhabit substandard housing; experience high rates of teen idleness, juvenile crime arrests, and high school dropout rates; and are underserved by health and social services. These problems are exacerbated in the border counties by political and geographic isolation. Recommendations are made concerning economic development, the need for more resources, international cooperation, and the need for targeted programs and research. (Contains references in notes and 21 data tables.) (TD)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Geographic Isolation, Health Services, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Migrant Children, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Rural Areas, Social Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Texas Kids Count Project, Austin.; Texas Univ., Austin. School of Social Work.
Identifiers - Location: Texas