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SUMMARY ii Table of Contents xii Figures xiv Tables xv 1. INTRODUCTION 1 2. DATA AND METHODS 9 Sample Characteristics 11 Measures of Children's Well-Being 13 Physical Health 14 Emotional Adjustment 14 Educational Attachment 15 Pro-Social Involvement 16 3. PHYSICAL HEALTH 18 Gender and Age 18 Family Characteristics 21 Conclusion 28 4. EMOTIONAL ADJUSTMENT 30 Gender and Age 32 Family Characteristics 33 Conclusion 36 5. EDUCATIONAL ATTACHMENT 37 Gender and Age 38 Family Characteristics 40 Conclusion 43 6. PRO-SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT 45 Gender and Age 46 Family Characteristics 47 Conclusion 50 7. HOW CALIFORNIA'S CHILDREN COMPARE TO THOSE IN THE REST OF THE NATION 52 Physical Health 53 Emotional Adjustment 54 Educational Attachment 56 Pro-Social Involvement 57 Conclusion 58 CHAPTER 8: CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS 60 Children's Physical Health 60 Children's Emotional Adjustment 61 Children's Educational Attachment 61 Children's Involvement in Pro-Social Activities 62 Children in California and the Rest of the Nation 62 Appendix A 67 Bibliography 70
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Children California Social conditions, Children California Economic conditions, Children Health and hygiene California, Children California Statistics, Children United States States, Family life surveys California, National Survey of America's Families