Acta Medica Medianae
SOCIAL STATUS OF THE SCHOOLCHILDREN FAMILIES
Slobodanka BAŠIĆ, Milan ANTIĆ, Slađana JOVIĆ and Olivera RADULOVIĆ
Institute for Health Protection, Niš
The paper gives an analyses of the indicators of the social-economic situation of the schoolchildren families. The data are gathered by means of a questionnaire filled up by 262 families of the elementary schoolchildren in Niš as a results of the scientific project entitled "Health and Diseases of Schoolchildren". The research has shown that the schoolchildren live in a nucleus family; regarding the parents' education, the dominant is high school level; the mothers are more often unemployed than the fathers; the majority of the parents consider Yugoslav society as a "poor" one and an important part of the family members are forced to turn to additional income also counting upon the help of relatives and friends. Regardless of the parents' level of education, the majority of the examined do not go to the cinema, theater or any other cultural program. The majority of the parents think that the school programs have a positive effect upon appropriate children's behavior.
Key words: social status, family, schoolchildren