ERIC Number: ED496180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Demographic Differences in Youth Out-of-School Time Participation: A Research Summary
Harvard Family Research Project
The Harvard Family Research Project conducted a research study on the factors associated with whether youth participate in organized out-of-school time (OST) programs and activities. National data was used to examine the many factors and contexts in children's lives that predict their participation. This research summary synthesizes findings from two publications examining demographic differences in children's OST participation. It looked at differences in children's overall OST participation, in their participation over time, and in various dimensions of their participation, such as intensity and breadth of participation. This summary presents key findings on differences in the multiple dimensions of participation in a range of OST activities among youth from varying family income levels and racial and ethnic groups.
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Family Income, After School Programs, Children, Family Financial Resources, Economically Disadvantaged, Advantaged, Enrichment Activities, Youth, Participation, Demography
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.