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Reis, Sally M.; Hebert, Thomas P.; Diaz, Eva I.; Maxfield, Lori R.; Ratley, Michael E. – 1995
This 3-year study compared characteristics of high ability students who were identified as high achievers with students of similar ability who underachieved in school. The 35 students attended a large urban high school comprised of 60 percent Puerto Rican students, 20 percent African American, and the remainder White, Asian, and other. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Black Students, Case Studies
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
Hassell, Sue – 1997
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (CCDBG) provides child care services for low-income families and activities to improve the overall quality and supply of child care for families in general. This report provides information on the characteristics of the children served at Arkansas CCDBG sites during 1996-97. Statistics are…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Day Care, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth
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
Carliner, Geoffrey – 1977
The document presents an analysis of the economic status of certain minority groups in the United States. The groups include Blacks, American Indians, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipinos. Specifically, the document examines differences in female labor supply, female occupational status, and male earnings among the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Blacks, Chinese Americans
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
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
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Frank, Reanne; Cerda, Magdalena; Rendon, Maria – Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 2007
The increasing size of the Latino immigrant population in the United States underscores the need for a more complete understanding of the role that social context plays in influencing the health of immigrants and their children. This analysis explores the possibility that residential location influences the health-risk behaviors of Latino youth in…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Adolescents, Counties, Social Environment
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Collins, David; Pan, Zhenfeng; Johnson, Knowlton; Courser, Matthew; Shamblen, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
Few studies of inhalant use have examined a large number of predictors at the individual level, including risk and protective factors and delinquent behavior, while also taking into account contextual variables (such as school size and poverty rates). This exploratory study uses 8th grade data from a large-scale survey of students in Kentucky to…
Descriptors: Poverty, Delinquency, Marijuana, School Size
Bennett, Neil G.; Lu, Hsien-Hen – 2001
Noting that a key challenge for policymakers and others who are concerned about the well-being of children and families is how to develop and improve policies that reward work and help low-income working families increase their earnings, this research brief examines the current and potential impact of state earned income credits (EICs) as a means…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Welfare, Children, Family Financial Resources
Fernandez, Edward W.; DeNavas, Carmen – Current Population Reports, 1985
As a supplement to the March 1982 Current Population Survey, the Bureau of the Census collected data on age, marital status, education, voting and registration, fertility, employment, family composition and size, income, and poverty status of Spanish-origin persons residing in the United States. Data were compared to data for the overall…
Descriptors: Age, Birth Rate, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis
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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Salaam, Abeeb Olufemi – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2011
The current study explores the major challenges (in the form of risk factors) that may influence unemployed youths' involvement in gang and criminal activity in Lagos, Nigeria. A combination of techniques (e.g., oral, in-depth interviews, and questionnaires) were used for the data collection. The computed outcomes establish some of the major…
Descriptors: Prevention, Criminals, Risk, Foreign Countries
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Kana'iaupuni, Shawn Malia; Donato, Katharine M.; Thompson-Colon, Theresa; Stainback, Melissa – Social Forces, 2005
This article presents the results of new data collection in Mexico about the relationship between child well-being and social networks. Two research questions guide the analysis. First, under what conditions do networks generate greater (lesser) support? Second, what kinds of networks are associated with healthier children? We explore the health…
Descriptors: Health Conditions, Child Health, Foreign Countries, Social Networks
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Raising academic standards and eliminating achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students are America's prime national educational goals. Current federal and state policies, however, largely ignore the fact that the childhood poverty rate in the United States is 21%, the highest in the industrialized world, and that poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection
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