TABLE 3–9 Percentage Distribution of First-Time Kindergartners by the Frequency with Which Parents Say They Engage in Prosocial Behavior, by Child and Family Characteristics: Fall 1998

 

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Characteristic

Never/Sometimes

Often/Very Often

Total

14

86

Child’s Sex

Male

14

86

Female

15

85

Child’s Age at Entry

Born Jan.-Aug. 1992

14

86

Born Sep.-Dec. 1992

13

87

Born Jan.-Apr. 1993

14

86

Born May-Aug. 1993

14

86

Born Sep.-Dec. 1993

18

82

Mother’s Education

Less than high school

21

79

High school diploma or equivalent

15

85

Some college, including vocational/technical

13

87

Bachelor’s degree or higher

12

88

Family Type

Single mother

16

84

Single father

12

88

Two parent

14

86

Welfare Receipt

Utilized AFDC

17

83

Never utilized AFDC

14

86

Primary Language Spoken in Home

Non-English

23

77

English

13

87

Child’s Race/Ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic

10

90

Black, non-Hispanic

16

84

Asian

22

78



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