ERIC Number: ED479402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Child's Day: 2000 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being). Household Economic Studies. Currect Population Reports.
Lugaila, Terry A.
This report is the second based on data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) providing a portrait of the well-being of children and their daily activities. The report highlights a variety of indicators that portray children's experiences at home and at school, and includes findings about parents' feelings toward their children and a comparison of children from one- and two-parent families. The statistics are based on data collected in the child well-being module of the 1996 SIPP panel, administered from December 1999 through March 2000 to 10,445 designated parents and their 19,411 children. Indicators examined in this report relate to: (1) daily interactions (children never living away from home, mealtimes shared, daily interaction with fathers, praising/talking to child, reading interaction, family television rules, and family outings); (2) extracurricular activity participation (clubs, sports, and lessons); (3) academic achievement (academically on-track, gifted class enrollment, changing schools, grade repetition, suspension); (4) educational expectations for children; and (5) parents' feelings toward their children (such as child taking up more time than expected and parent anger with child). Among the major findings are that relative to children living with a single parent, children living with married parents tended to have more daily interaction with their parents, experienced more television viewing restrictions, were read to more often, were more likely to participate in extracurricular activities, and progressed more steadily in school. Parents' educational attainment was positively related to reading to children, television rules, child extracurricular activity participation, gifted class enrollment, and expected child educational attainment; educational attainment was negatively related to grade repetition and suspension. Parents' feelings toward their children related to parent age, marital status, poverty status, number of children, and race/ethnicity. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Child Development, Children, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Family Environment, Family Income, Family Life, Family Structure, Fathers, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Poverty, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Well Being
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Economics and Statistics Administration.