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NCJ Number: 166185 Find in a Library
Title: Mandate for Children
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: Coalition for America's Children
Washington, DC 20036
National Assoc of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: National Assoc of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions
401 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This survey of public expectations of the Clinton Administration regarding children's issues found that voters placed high priority on child health care and education.
Abstract: The survey of 5,274 adults aged 18 years and older who were registered to vote was conducted in January-February 1993. While voters continued to focus on the economy, they were just as insistent that the government reverse declining trends in child health care and education. Voters supported Clinton's stated goals for children and perceived children's needs as integral to concerns about broad national issues. They were more likely to want to invest in children than in tax cuts, job training, and transportation. Children figured strongly in voter attitudes about health care reform. Voters wanted to move people from welfare to work but they did not want children to be forgotten in the process. Even though voters cared about implementing child- friendly policies, they lacked knowledge on what the government was actually doing about children's issues. Voters emphasized the importance of child advocacy and political accountability. The survey questionnaire is included. 1 table and 7 figures
Main Term(s): Public Opinion of Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Federal programs; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile health services; Political influences; Youth advocates
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