Poor Preschool-aged Children: Numbers Increase But Most Not In Preschool
Examines the number and characteristics of preschool-aged children -- 3- to 4-year-olds -- and how they changed between 1980 and 1990, and (2) differences in preschool participation rates for children by income level, age, and other demographic characteristics and location. 65 charts and tables.
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1990 decennial census 30 percent 4-year-olds in families 4-year-olds participating Age 3 Age Age 4 Poor characteristics of preschool-aged children enrolled children in families cities and suburbs Completed High School Current Population Survey Data for Figure decennial census data educated parent enrolled in school Families Where Parents family type Figures in Appendix gao tabulation high school diploma Immigrant Large cities linguistically isolated live in families lived in single-parent LTHD Methodology Near-Poor Children Near-poor Poverty category near-poor preschool-aged children nonpoor children number of children number of poor Numbers Increase parent worked full-time Part-time participated in preschool Participation Higher Participation Lowest Percent of children percent of poor Points for Figures Poor and Near-Poor poor children Poor Near-poor Poverty Poor Preschool-Aged Children Poverty category Nonpoor Poverty rate poverty thresholds Preschool Figure preschool participation rates Preschool-Aged Children Increased preschool-aged children lived sampling errors school Poverty category Small towns Smaller cities Special Tabulation Supplementary Data Points
Page 45 - A family consists of a householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Page 3 - GAO tabulation contains detailed information on preschool-aged children and their families, including data on their race/ethnicity, immigration status, family income and type, educational attainment and employment status of parents, and other characteristics. The tabulation includes this information for the urban and rural sections of every county...
Page 8 - Sincerely yours, Linda G. Morra Director, Education and Employment Issues Contents Letter...
Page 2 - Head Start regulations require that 90 percent of the children enrolled in each program be from low-income families, defined as below OMB's poverty income guidelines or living in families that receive public assistance.