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Abegaz, Berhanu, Ed. – Studies in Third World Societies, 1986
The four papers in this volume discuss various facets of the poverty-demography interaction: the rationale for the desired family size of the poor, the problems of attaining such size, the effect of family size/structure on household economy, and the future well-being of the children of the poor. "Mass Poverty, Demography, and Development…
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Developing Nations, Development
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
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Judkins, David; St. Pierre, Robert; Gutmann, Babette; Goodson, Barbara; von Glatz, Adrienne; Hamilton, Jennifer; Webber, Ann; Troppe, Patricia; Rimdzius, Tracy – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2008
The Even Start Family Literacy Program was established in 1989 to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for low-income families, by improving the literacy skills of parents and their young children. Even Start projects offer family literacy services, defined as four integrated instructional components: (1) Childhood Education (ECE); (2)…
Descriptors: Low Income, Simulation, Child Language, Outcomes of Education
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Mwanik, Kantim; Orodho, John Aluko – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The thrust of this study was to examine the critical challenges inhibiting effective participation in education by pupils from rural public primary schools in Central Division, Narok North Sub-County, in Narok County, Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional research design. Combinations of stratified and purposive sampling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Rural Education, Elementary School Students
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Lessne, Deborah; Yanez, Christina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This document reports data from the 2015 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The Web Tables show the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report being bullied. Estimates include responses by student characteristics: student sex, race/ethnicity, grade, and household income.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Student Reaction, Crime, School Statistics
Dunbar, Anthony – 1969
Some 97 families (having 500 children) who live in the Louise-Midnight area of Mississippi were interviewed for this study conducted in 1968. The 45-minute interviews were taped, and excerpts from the tapes serve as starting points for disussions in the document on areas such as employment, food habits, health and health care, political climate,…
Descriptors: Agencies, Agricultural Laborers, Blacks, Community Responsibility
British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 2012
This report presents facts and figures on British Columbia's education for 2012. It is divided into the following seven sections: (1) Schools, which covers: (a) Number of public schools; (b) Number of independent (private) schools; (c) School closures; (d) Rural schools and students; (e) School-district amalgamation; and (f) School safety: Seismic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, Private Schools, School Closing
Guisbond, Lisa – National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest), 2012
Ten years have passed since President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind (NCLB), making it the educational law of the land. A review of a decade of evidence demonstrates that NCLB has failed badly both in terms of its own goals and more broadly. It has neither significantly increased academic performance nor significantly reduced…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Testing Programs, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests
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Gordon, Molly; Klugman, Joshua; Sebring, Penny Bender; Sporte, Susan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Why are some schools able to thrive and produce strong student outcomes, while others struggle? To answer this question, researchers have surveyed teachers and students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) since the 1990s, asking them about their schools' organizational climate and practices. From these data, researchers at the Consortium on Chicago…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, School Effectiveness
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Burman, Erica; Greenstein, Anat; Bragg, Jo; Hanley, Terry; Kalambouka, Afroditi; Lupton, Ruth; McCoy, Lauren; Sapin, Kate; Winter, Laura – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
This paper draws on material generated from a qualitative study of educational impacts of a British welfare reform affecting housing rent subsidy, size and location commonly known as "the bedroom tax" (Bragg et al., 2015), which was partly taken as a topic for study specifically because of its iconic status as a controversial and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Welfare Services
Jones, Stephanie M.; Zhai, Fuhua; Raver, C. Cybele – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This paper investigates the long-term impact of participation in the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) during the Head Start year on children's behavioral outcomes at the end of their Kindergarten year. The primary questions addressed in the paper are: (1) What is the experimental impact of CSRP on two-year change (from Fall Head Start to…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Behavior Problems, School Readiness, Intervention
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Lobao, Linda M.; Schulman, Michael D. – Rural Sociology, 1991
Among 2,349 nonmetropolitan U.S. counties, poverty levels varied inversely with size of family farms but were little affected by industrialized farming when nonfarm sociodemographic variables were controlled. Farming patterns had less effect on rural poverty than the local employment structure, population characteristics, and geographic location.…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Poverty, Regional Characteristics, Rural Areas
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
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Gyansah, Samuel Tieku; Soku, Rejoice; Esilfie, Gabriel – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This research was conducted purposely to examine child delinquency on pupils' academic performance. Fumesua Municipal Assembly (M/A) primary school was used as the case study for the research. The specific objectives of the study are to find out the factors that contribute to child delinquent behavior, identify, if delinquent behavior influence…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Academic Achievement, Sampling, Interviews
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
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