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Miller-Whitehead, Marie – 2003
This study provides an overview of class size research, examples of various class size and pupil-teacher-ratio (PTR) configurations commonly used by practitioners, and the most recent findings of scientifically controlled experimental Tennessee STAR studies. The learning environment is hierarchical in nature, with student-level data influenced by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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
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Bianchi, Suzanne M. – Population Bulletin, 1990
Data in this population bulletin indicate that in comparison with children of previous generations, today's youngsters are apt to have fewer siblings, and more likely to come from a broken home, have a working mother, and pass time as a latchkey kid. More children are in child care than in the past, and there has been a significant move toward…
Descriptors: Adoption, Children, Day Care, Demography
Ryscavage, Paul M. – 1972
The analyses in this presentation book, prepared by the Policy Research Division of the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Office of Economic Opportunity, reflect poverty statistics based on data from the Current Population Survey of the Bureau of the Census. These statistics reflect incomes of families and individuals which fall below…
Descriptors: Blacks, Census Figures, Charts, Demography
Valdivieso, Rafael – 1990
While becoming increasingly important to the economic and social development of the United States, Mexican-Americans still face barriers that hinder their full partnership in U.S. society. This ERIC digest is a summary of the latest available demographic and socioeconomic trends on Mexican-Americans. It discusses the broad implications for…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns
Grant, D. R. B.; And Others – 1983
This monograph describes the developmental context of disadvantaged children in the English-speaking Caribbean. Reported in nontechnical language are the frequencies of responses on a parent interview schedule made by a sample of heads of households with children 0 to 3 years of age. Section 1, part 1 presents information on type of family union,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attachment Behavior, Child Rearing, Developing Nations
King, Jill – 1976
This technical paper describes the latest consumer expenditure survey for the period of 1972 to 1974. The survey is a comprehensive source of detailed information on the expenditure patterns and savings behavior of American consumers in relation to their income and other characteristics. The first part of the paper describes the most recent…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Census Figures, Consumer Economics, Food
Benson, Joyce – 1984
A structural approach which focuses on social and economic conditions under which poverty exists and which de-personalizes causes is used to study the extent and trends of poverty in general and Maine in particular. The 1980 Census reported that 13% of Maine's population was poor, but since income in Maine is generally low many people fall in and…
Descriptors: Demography, Dual Career Family, Employed Women, Low Income States
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Allen, LaRue; Sethi, Anita; Astuto, Jennifer – NHSA Dialog, 2007
Overview: A recent evaluation of children who had participated in the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) as toddlers found that at kindergarten age, these children were performing at levels expected for their age, despite the fact that they had multiple factors putting them at risk for school failure. The Study: In the winter and spring of 2002, 135…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Home Programs, Young Children
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Akkerman, Abraham – Social Indicators Research, 2005
Cross-sectional data, such as Census statistics, enable the re-enactment of household lifecourse through the construction of the household composition matrix, a tabulation of persons in households by their age and by the age of their corresponding household-heads. Household lifecourse is represented in the household composition matrix somewhat…
Descriptors: Probability, Housing, Demography, Family (Sociological Unit)
Wilson, Harriett – 1979
This brief note, prepared for the 1979 International Congress on Children in the Fourth World (UNESCO), discusses effects of poverty on children. It is suggested that inadequate incomes prevent attainment of culturally prescribed levels of social experience or performance. Families subjected to long-term poverty tend to develop adaptive patterns…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Development, Child Rearing, Disadvantaged Youth
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Oster, Sharon; And Others – 1976
This study reviews the existing literature on a series of issues associated with the defintion and measurement of poverty, and it consists of a summary report covering this research (Volume I), and an annotated bibliography (Volume II). Eleven specific issues were identified and reviewed in this study: (1) the historical definitions of poverty,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Definitions, Family Structure, History
Goerge, Robert; Dilts, John; Yang, Duck-Hye; Wasserman, Miriam; Clary, Anne – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2007
This report draws on demographic data to examine and project trends in the size and composition of the child population in all seventy-seven Chicago communities up to the year 2010. The report highlights the changing age mix of Chicago children and provides some context in which to consider these demographic trends. It describes population changes…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Population Trends, Social Services, Poverty
Wert, Barbara Yingling; Bauman, Dona C.; Nottis, Katharyn Ellen Ketter – Online Submission, 2010
A growing body of evidence indicates that for some children, early incidences of challenging behaviors are predictors of later difficulties. These incidences of challenging behaviors may predict mental health issues, social adjustment issues and/or increased challenging behaviors that will impede school success and impact transition to adult life…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Social Adjustment
Bell, Stella; Pirtle, Sylvia Segura – Texas Comprehensive Center, 2012
Rural educational issues cannot be addressed by a one size-fits-all approach to school improvement, but current research offers some solutions and insights into turning around low-performing rural districts and schools. Of the four possibilities set forth by the U.S. Department of Education, the transformation model holds the most promise for…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Turnaround, Educational Improvement, School Closing
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