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California Counts, Report · November 2002

California’s Young Children: Demographic, Social, and Economic Conditions

Deborah Reed and Amanda Bailey

Examines how the social and economic circumstances of California’s young children vary according to race and ethnicity, nativity and immigrant generation, region, family structure, and parents’ education and workforce participation. Findings indicate that young children in immigrant families, who make up almost half the state’s young child population, have the greatest needs but appear to be under-enrolled in current programs.


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