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Title:  The Summer after Kindergarten: Children’s Activities and Library Use by Socioeconomic Status
Description: This Issue Brief provides a description of children’s participation in various activities during the summer after kindergarten. Children’s participation in activities is compared across a measure of SES. This Brief also takes a closer look at one summer activity in particular—children’s library use. The Issue Brief draws on data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–99 (ECLS-K), which provide nationally representative information regarding the approximately 3.9 million children enrolled in kindergarten during the 1998–99 school year. The ECLS-K included a parent interview in fall 1999 that asked parents about their children’s participation in activities during the summer of 1999.
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Cover Date: September 2004
Web Release: September 9, 2004
Print Release: Currently only available online, print version forthcoming.
Publication #: NCES 2004037
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: David Meyer, Daniel Princiotta, and Lawrence Lanahan of the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI)
Type of Product: Issue Brief
Survey/Program Areas: Early Childhood Longitudinal Study (ECLS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Issue Brief, please contact:
Lisa Hudson.