Children's Involvement in Home Literacy Activities: 1993 and 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 222):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 50 rows and 23 columns.

In percent, except number of children (8,579 represents 8,579,000). For children 3 to 5 years old not yet enrolled in kindergarten who participated in activities with a family member. Based on the School Readiness and Early Childhood Program Participation Surveys of the National Household Education Surveys Program; see source and Appendix III. See also Tables 225


  1. Three or more times in the past week.
  2. At least once in the past month.
  3. Excludes children with no mother in the household and no female guardian.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.