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NCJ Number: 119950 Find in a Library
Title: Conditions of Children in California
Author(s): R P Barth; M Berry; C Brindis; T G David; J W Evans; W N Grubb; J W Guthrie; N Halfon; S B Heath; R Isman; W Jameson; L Klee; C Korenbrot; P R Lee; J McCroskey; M W McLaughlin; D E Miller; P W Newachek; J B Orr; C Smrekar; M J Ventresca; M S Wald; D Westin
Project Director: M W Kirst
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 379
Sponsoring Agency: James Irvine Foundation
San Francisco, CA 94105
Stuart Foundation
San Francisco, CA 94108
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Sale Source: University of California
School of Education
Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States of America
Document: PDF (Chapter Hightlights)
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines social indicators that reflect the quality of life for California's children, with data provided on physical and mental health, poverty, physical safety, child care, sexual behavior, juvenile delinquency, and academic achievement.
Abstract: Following an introductory chapter that describes the research study methodology, a sociodemographic portrait of California's children focuses on population dynamics, household composition, age structure, race and ethnicity, and location of children (urban areas, cities, and counties). The next two chapters explore family life (family structure, teenage motherhood, and parental employment) and economic status. Subsequent chapters deal with child care and early childhood programs, education, how children spend their time, how community factors effect children's well-being, health, mental health, child abuse, and child welfare services. The final chapters examine juveniles, delinquency, and the law; policies for children with multiple needs; and State policymaking for children. Supplemental data on the research study is appended. 109 tables, 34 figures.
Main Term(s): Child welfare
Index Term(s): California; Children at risk; Demography; Social conditions
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