ERIC Number: ED454989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Living Arrangements: A Closer Look at Families.
University of South Florida, Tampa. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Inst.
This Kids Count pamphlet provides information on the living arrangements of Florida's children, focusing on family types. Drawing on information from the 1997 National Survey of America's Families, the Current Population Survey, and the National Center for Health Statistics, the pamphlet presents information on changes in America's families, children's current living arrangements, and children's health insurance status. The pamphlet provides data for Florida and the nation as a whole on the percent of children living in various family structures and their attitudes toward doing well in school, their number of activities, and child poverty level. County data are presented in tabular format on indicators that may influence family structure, including marriage dissolutions and number of births by age group. The percent of children in Florida and nationwide in different types of families without health insurance is also presented. The pamphlet notes that an increase in births to unmarried women is one of the contributors to an increase in children living with one parent. Findings indicate that in Florida, 64 percent of children under 18 lived in two-parent families, 28.4 percent in mother-only families, and 3.8 percent in father-only families. Almost 19 percent of Florida children were uninsured, regardless of family type. In homes maintained by one or both grandparents in Florida, 35 percent of children were uninsured. The pamphlet concludes with definitions and data sources. (KB)
Descriptors: Births to Single Women, Child Health, Children, Counties, Divorce, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Health Insurance, Poverty, Social Indicators, Trend Analysis
Center for the Study of Children's Futures, Department of Child and Family Studies, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 13301 North Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612-3807. Tel: 813-974-7411; Web site: http://www.floridakidscount.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Florida