Brief Changes in Children's Well-Being and Family Environments
Sharon Vandivere, Megan Gallagher, Kristin Anderson Moore
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Data from the 2002 National Survey of America's Families shows that school engagement declined from 43 percent in 1997 to 35 percent in 2002 among 6- to 11-year-olds. School engagement also declined for 12- to 17-year-olds from 38 to 31 percent. The share of young children whose parents read or told stories to them infrequently dropped from 17 to 14 percent. Higher-income children showed some small setbacks in their behavioral and emotional health.
Research Areas Children and youth Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)