Definition: Estimated percentage of adults with caregiving responsibilities for children ages 0-17 who had and had not accessed free or reduced price school meals before and after the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, by timing of use (e.g., in Wave 2, 10.4% of California caregivers had started using free or reduced price school meals during the pandemic after not using them before the pandemic).
Data Source: Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Apr. 2021). Questionnaire: American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevent Child Abuse America & Tufts Medical Center; California oversample: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health & California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (California Dept. of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch & California Dept. of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention).
Footnote: The questionnaire was administered during the following periods: Nov. 9 – Dec. 11, 2020 (Wave 1); Mar. 22 – Apr. 12, 2021 (Wave 2). These data are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. TThe notation S refers to estimates that have been suppressed because the margin of error is 10 percentage points or greater. The annotation [!] indicates that the estimate’s margin of error is at least 5 percentage points but less than 10 percentage points.