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Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in selected family…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Family Involvement
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Hindman, Annemarie H.; Miller, Alison L.; Froyen, Laura C.; Skibbe, Lori E. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2012
Family involvement, an important resource for early learning among children in poverty, is a primary focus of the Head Start preschool program. The current study examined the extent to which families in Head Start were involved in children's learning at home, in the community, and at school, as well as the child, family, and center factors that…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Preschool Education, Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth
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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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Onoyase, Anna – Higher Education Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the Impact of Gender, Family type and Age on undergraduate parents' perception of causes of child Sexual Abuse. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested. There was a review of relevant literature. The population for the study were 2014 sandwich contact students of Delta State University, Abraka who…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Undergraduate Students, Reliability, Factor Analysis
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Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in family activities, as…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Parent School Relationship, Parent Conferences
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Canavan, John – Journal of Family Issues, 2012
In Ireland, historically and in the current era, family has been a central concern for society and the State. This article provides a descriptive overview of family life in Ireland and of major family-related changes over the past 40 years. It presents a general framework of analysis within which these changes can be understood, considers the…
Descriptors: Family Life, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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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
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Noel, Amber; Stark, Patrick; Redford, Jeremy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
This report presents data on students in the United States attending kindergarten through grade 12. The main focus of the report is on parent and family involvement in the students' education during the 2011-12 school year as reported by the students' parents. It also includes the percentage of students who participated in selected family…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parents as Teachers
Shelburne, Elizabeth C. – 1972
This report presents social and economic statistics for the population of the United States below the low-income level in 1971, based on the March 1972 Current Population Survey. Included are data on selected characteristics of the population below the low-income level in 1971, such as geographic distribution, race and ethnic origin, family…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Education, Employment Statistics, Ethnic Origins
Williams, Roberton C. – 1988
Comparing the experiences of different types of families, this report analyzes family incomes in the United States from 1970 to 1986. The adjusted family income (AFI) measure used in the analysis corrects for family size and for inflation, but does not take account of either in-kind income or taxes. After a section summarizing the report's…
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Family Income
Chilman, Catherine; Grotberg, Edith H., Ed. – 1971
An overview is given of conditions linked to the causes and perpetuation of poverty. These factors include large family size, unemployment, lack of education, and social and personal disorganization. Family planning services are important but by themselves tend to be ineffective and programs should be launched which would improve the total life…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Early Childhood Education, Family Characteristics, Family Problems
California State Dept. of Industrial Relations, San Francisco. Fair Employment Practices Commission. – 1964
Analyses of population statistics for persons with Spanish surnames in California in 1960 indicate a movement from rural to urban areas, although not to the extent that Negro or total nonwhite populations have become urbanized. Unemployment rates for persons with Spanish surnames remain above those for the total white population, and automation…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Education, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities
Humes, Karen; McKinnon, Jesse – 2000
This report presents data on demographic, social, and economic characteristics of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau collected this information in the March 1999 supplement to the Current Population Survey. Topics include: geographic distribution (most Asians and Pacific Islanders live in the West in…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Asian Americans, Educational Attainment, Family Characteristics
Morrissey, Elizabeth S. – 1987
Data from the 1986 Current Population Survey (March Supplement) indentified characteristics of working heads of poor families that might assist policymakers involved in alleviating nonmetro poverty (in 1985, 18.3% of persons living in nonmetro areas were poor compared to 12.7% of persons living in metro areas). Comparing the South (a 17-state…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns
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
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