TABLE 3–3 Percentage Distribution of First-Time Kindergartners by Numbers of Books and Children’s Records, Audiotapes, or CDs in the Home, by Child and Family Characteristics: Fall 1998

 

Number of Children’s Books in Child’s Home

Characteristic

<26

26–50

51–100

101+

Total

26

28

29

17

Child’s Sex

Male

27

28

28

16

Female

25

28

29

17

Child’s Age at Entry

Born Jan.-Aug. 1992

18

25

33

24

Born Sep.-Dec. 1992

25

28

29

18

Born Jan.-Apr. 1993

26

28

29

17

Born May-Aug. 1993

27

29

28

17

Born Sep.-Dec. 1993

30

28

27

15

Mother’s Education

Less than high school

62

24

10

4

High school diploma or equivalent

31

32

26

11

Some college, including vocational/technical

17

31

33

19

Bachelor’s degree or higher

7

22

40

31

Family Type

Single mother

40

30

21

10

Single father

37

30

22

10

Two parent

21

28

32

19

Welfare Receipt

Utilized AFDC

52

27

14

7

Never utilized AFDC

23

28

31

18

Primary Language Spoken in Home

Non-English

65

25

7

3

English

20

29

32

19



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