Thursday, August 11, 2011

Time to Update this Survey

The Census Bureau has been probing the daily life of children in occasional surveys that began in the early 1990s--and it shows. One of the areas examined in the first survey and repeated in every survey since is television rules--whether parents restrict the television viewing of their children. A lot has happened technologically since the early 1990s, but the survey, unfortunately, does not ask about the even bigger issues for parents--computers, video games, and cell phones. Time for an update.

Source: Census Bureau, A Child's Day: 2009 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being)

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