Instability and Its Relationship to Children's Well-Being: 2003

Jane L. Dye, U.S. Census Bureau
Annette Rogers, U.S. Census Bureau

This poster will utilize the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2001 Panel to provide a descriptive analysis exploring stability in the lives of children and its relationship to child well-being. To measure child well-being we will use two measures. Academic performance will be measured by whether or not the child: is in any gifted classes, has repeated a grade, or has ever been suspended. School attachment will be measured by parental reports of whether the child likes school, is interested in school and whether or not he or she works hard in school. In this analysis, we consider the following transitions occurring in the past year to indicate instability: changing schools, change in parents’ marital/cohabitation status, living away from parents, moving, changes in health or disability, and family income instability. Finally, the results will be compared by children's age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family type and poverty status.

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Presented in Poster Session 3: Children and Youth, Adolescence, Parenting, Transition to Adulthood, Life Course