ERIC Number: EJ1002312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
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Determinants of After-School Programming for School-Age Immigrant Children
Greenberg, Joy P.
Children & Schools, v35 n2 p101-111 Apr 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the child and family characteristics that predict enrollment in after-school programming for school-age children of immigrant and nonimmigrant families. Although much is known about the beneficial effects of after-school programming for children and youths, the literature focused on immigrant children--the fastest growing segment of the youth population today--is limited. Using 2005 National Household Education Survey data, this study compares the effects of child and family characteristics on enrollment in a nationally representative sample of 7,694 school-age children. Results from this study add to the current body of research on after-school programming and suggest that the importance of mother's immigrant status did not vary according to demographic characteristics such as ethnicity, household income, and education. However, children of immigrant families were found less likely to be enrolled in after-school programming than their native-born counterparts. In light of these results, social work practice and policy must address access and affordability of quality after-school programming for all school-age children.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Student Characteristics, Family Income, Social Work, Family Characteristics, After School Programs, National Surveys, Mothers, Ethnicity, Educational Background, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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