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Title: Indicator of the Month: Family Characteristics of 6- to 12-Year-olds
Description: The family environment in which a child lives affects many aspects of that child’s life, including school performance. Between 1972 and 1998, the educational attainment of parents and the employment rate of mothers of 6- to 12-year-olds increased, while the employment rate of fathers decreased and median family income remained relatively stable.
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Cover Date: January 2000
Web Release: January 6, 2000
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Publication #: NCES 2000004
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Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports and Information Staff (Annual Reports)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Xiaolei Wang.