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Title: U.S. Children and Their Families: Current Conditions and Recent Trends, 1989
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Children, Youth, and Families
United States of America

Child Trends
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 297
Sponsoring Agency: Child Trends
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This re-examination of the status of America's children and families focuses on population and residence, family environment, parental employment and child care, income and economic well-being, education, health and health-related behaviors, behavior and attitudes, and selected government programs affecting children.
Abstract: Families with children comprise only 36 percent of all American households, and children continue to decrease as a share of the entire population. Between 1980-88, the number of children living only with their mother increased by 21 percent. During the 1980's, the proportion of children under 18 years old with working mothers increased from 53 percent in 1980 to 60 percent in 1988. Throughout the 1980's, the most profound influence on families has been the mounting economic pressures, which have diminished family resources and made more children more vulnerable to various threats, including child abuse, family disintegration requiring out-of-home placement, and delinquency. Hispanic and black children are at particular risk. Positive signs are that minority youth have improved in academic achievement scores, and parents' academic levels have improved. Tabular data and graphs.
Main Term(s): Child protection services
Index Term(s): Economic influences; Education; Family support; Trend analysis
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