ERIC Number: ED439824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Hawai'i Family Touchstones, 1999.
Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Center on the Family.
This report examines trends in the well-being of Hawaii's families during the 1990s. Section 1 provides an overview of several demographic characteristics of Hawaii's families, including mean age at first marriage, percent of marriages involving spouses of different ethnicity, percent of families with more than two generations in household, divorce rate, family morale, and family aspirations for children. Sections 2 through 6 present trends in the following areas of well-being: (1) financial security, including percent of workforce working more than 40 hours, poverty rate, and housing affordability index; (2) health and safety, including adults participating in regular physical activity, adults with health insurance, children without adult supervision following school, adult chronic health conditions, and adults' substance use; (3) education and achievement, including school attendance, percent of youth with average or above reading scores, educational level, and school volunteers; (4) social conditions and community engagement, including perceptions of neighborhood safety, voting rates, tax allocation, adult attendance at religious services, and volunteerism; and (5) family relationships, including percent of families eating together most of the time, contact with extended family, family engagement in cultural practices, and family violence. For each characteristic presented, the relevant indicator is defined, the trend from 1990 to the late 1990s is described and presented graphically, and relevant county comparisons are made. The report concludes with information on data sources and technical notes. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Attendance, Children, Chronic Illness, Cultural Influences, Demography, Drinking, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended Family, Family Attitudes, Family Environment, Family Health, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Health Insurance, Housing, Neighborhoods, Physical Activity Level, Poverty, Reading Achievement, Religious Factors, Safety, Smoking, Social Indicators, Social Support Groups, Tables (Data), Tax Allocation, Trend Analysis, Volunteers, Voting, Well Being
Center on the Family, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2515 Campus Road, Miller Hall 103, Honolulu, HI 96822. Tel: 808-956-4132; Fax: 808-956-4147; e-mail: ta DULcof@ctahr.hawaii.edu; Web site: http://www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/family.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii Kids Count, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Center on the Family.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii