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Bratter, Jenifer; Damaske, Sarah – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2010
Capturing the conditions of children of color living in single-parent families has become more complex due to the growing presence of interracial households. This analysis assesses the size and poverty status of single-female headed families housing multiracial children. Using data from the 2000 Census, we find that 9 percent of female-headed…
Descriptors: Reference Groups, Poverty, Mothers, Family (Sociological Unit)
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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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Norton, Arthur J.; Glick, Paul C. – Children Today, 1976
This article attempts to provide a factual, historical perspective on the current family situation of American children. Demographic statistics from recent decades are given which show trends toward small family size, nuclear families, one-parent families, and a higher level of education among parents. (MS)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Child Rearing, Demography, Family Structure
Lynch, Christopher D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study examined the relationship between the 2013 New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) Language Arts and Mathematics scores and school level data related to family human capital and community social capital found in the extant literature to influence student achievement on high-stakes standardized assessments. School level data…
Descriptors: Prediction, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, High School Students
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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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Chilman, Catherine S. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1975
Analyses of recent Census data reveal that factors most highly associated with poverty are female-headed families, large family size, minority group status, age, unemployment and underemployment, region of residence, poor physical and mental health, little education, lack of income from sources other than wages. (Author)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Census Figures, Cultural Influences, Educationally Disadvantaged
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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
Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison. – 1986
Information on the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program in Wisconsin is provided in this document. Part 1 is a summary of the history, administration, and funding of the program. In Part 2, various elements of the AFDC program are described. These include eligibility requirements, grant calculation, work requirements, and medical…
Descriptors: Children, Criteria, Economic Progress, Eligibility
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
Arcia, Emily; And Others – 1993
This study analyzed data on general health and functional status of Mexican-American and Puerto Rican children in the United States. Data came from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a database that contains parental reports of neonatal characteristics, chronic-developmental conditions, and functional limitations, and physician…
Descriptors: Child Health, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Disabilities
Stein, Robert L.; Kleinfelder, Carlie A. – 1968
This report analyzes the incidence of poverty in the U.S. from 1959 to 1966 by family status, color, and sex. The definition of poverty is derived from the Social Security Administration income index. There are indications that although there has been a general decline in poverty since 1959, approximately one family in eight is still below the…
Descriptors: Employment, Family Status, Females, Income
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
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Francesconi, Marco; van der Klaauw, Wilbert – Journal of Human Resources, 2007
In October 1999, the British government enacted the Working Families' Tax Credit, which aimed at encouraging work among low-income families with children. This paper uses panel data collected between 1991 and 2001 to evaluate the effect of this reform on single mothers. We find that the reform led to a substantial increase in their employment rate…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Mothers, Low Income, Low Income Groups
DC Action for Children, 2017
DC KIDS COUNT tracks indicators of child well-being at the neighborhood and Ward level, so that parents, service providers, advocates and policymakers can see outcomes for children more clearly. The DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool 2.0 allows the user to explore neighborhood-level data interactively. However, because DC is organized politically by its…
Descriptors: Children, Well Being, Neighborhoods, Trend Analysis
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. – 1993
This study of the educational attainments of students living in poverty was conducted in response to a resolution of the Virginia State Senate. Census counts of persons living below the poverty level, counts of students enrolled in free lunch programs, test scores, and two previous analyses of the achievement of Virginia students were used in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Census Figures, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged
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