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Wickrama, K. A. S.; Noh, Samuel; Bryant, Chalandra M. – Journal of Community Psychology, 2005
Using a sample of 15,885 adolescents derived from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study examined (1) unique additive influences of race, family, and community and (2) various multiplicative influences among race, family, and community factors on adolescent distress. Community characteristics such as community poverty and…
Descriptors: African American Children, Community Characteristics, Race, Poverty
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Moore, Kristin Anderson; Vandivere, Sharon; Redd, Zakia – Social Indicators Research, 2006
In this paper, we conceptualize and develop an index of sociodemographic risk that we hypothesize will be an improvement over the standard poverty measure as a measure of risk for children's development. The poverty line is widely used in government statistics and in research but is also widely acknowledged to have multiple shortcomings. Using…
Descriptors: Poverty, Parent Education, Family Income, Multivariate Analysis
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Lichter, Daniel T.; Eggebeen, David J. – Rural Sociology, 1992
Examines metropolitan and nonmetropolitan poverty rates using child records from 1960-80 Public Use Microdata Samples and 1990 population survey. With four indicators of poverty, shows increasing impoverishment during 1980s among nonmetropolitan children. Examines effects of female employment, education, and family size on children's economic…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Change, Economic Factors
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Duncan, Greg J.; Rodgers, Willard – American Sociological Review, 1991
Traditional measures indicating little net change in long-term poverty for children between the late 1960s and the early 1980s mask certain statistical and demographic changes. A rise in female-based households, fewer well-paying jobs for younger workers, and greater dependence on social assistance have offset smaller family sizes and parental…
Descriptors: Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Estimation (Mathematics), Family Income
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Kainz, Kirsten; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Elementary School Journal, 2007
In this study we investigated reading development from kindergarten to third grade for 1,913 economically disadvantaged children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort. Characteristics of the child, the family, classroom instruction, and school composition were used to model influences from multiple levels of children's…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Early Reading, Family Characteristics, Ecology
Hill, Robert B. – 1977
This study of informal adoption patterns among black families throughout the United States examines the role of the extended family and the functioning of a kinship network which includes foster care of children by relatives other than parents. The study's basic mode of investigation was secondary analysis of existing data: quantitative national…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Black Population Trends, Blacks
Einbinder, Susan D. – 1993
This publication, the third in a series of annual updates concerning young children and their families living in poverty in the United States, incorporates new statistical information from the 1992 March Supplement to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The data provide an estimate of family poverty status for 1991 as measured by the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Impact, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty. – 1992
This publication is the second in a series of annual updates of U.S. statistical data about young children (under 6 years old) and their families living in poverty. It builds on "Five Million Children: A Statistical Profile of Our Poorest Young Citizens," and incorporates new statistical data from the 1991 March Supplement to the Census…
Descriptors: Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged
National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY. – 1991
This publication is first in a series of annual updates of statistical information about young children and their families living in poverty in the United States. It builds on the report "Five Million Children: A Statistical Profile of Our Poorest Young Citizens," and incorporates information from the 1990 March Supplement to the Census…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Children, Economic Factors, Economically Disadvantaged
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1987
This report assesses the income sources, amounts and relative poverty status of welfare families in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, and determines the implications of these results for federal welfare policy. Annually, about $15 billion in AFDC payments are made to needy families with children for such basics as food,…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Family Income, Federal Aid
Danziger, Sheldon; Stern, Jonathan – 1990
This report addresses the sources and remedies for child poverty in the United States through a review of the effects of trends, policies, and changes in social relationships; and an analysis of data concerning poverty and children. An introduction sketches the present condition of children in poverty and the policies and attitudes of the past 30…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Children, Early Parenthood
Bogard, Gerald – 1991
The chains that link economic, social, cultural, and other factors to produce poverty need to be broken. The number of poor people has increased: one European in eight lives below poverty thresholds. New social categories are affected; the proportion of adults of working age is rising. The new poverty is also different because of its geographical…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adults, Disadvantaged Environment
Farkas, George – 1973
The similar structure of present-day North American cities makes it impossible to study urban poverty as anything other than a concomitant of the possession of certain demographic characteristics the penalty for which is imposed on a society-wide level. By shifting our focus, however, to incorporate both Latin American cities and North American…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Economically Disadvantaged
Miranda, Leticia C. – 1991
Poverty among Latino children has soared during the past decade, accounting for half of the total growth in the number of American children who are poor. One in three Latino children was living in poverty as of 1989. Many Latino children are poor despite their parents' best efforts to pull their families out of poverty and despite the fact that…
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment
Terzian, Mary; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Hamilton, Kathleen – Wallace Foundation, 2009
This White Paper summarizes findings from an extensive literature review that was conducted to identify the most promising models and approaches for meeting the needs of low-income children, youth, and families during the summer months. Special attention is paid to summer learning programs that serve diverse, urban low-income children and youth.…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Employment Qualifications
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