ERIC Number: ED263981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Improving National Statistics on Children, Youth, and Families: A Report on Recommendations Made at the Interagency Conference on Child and Family Statistics (Bethesda, Maryland, April 12-13, 1984).
Zill, Nicholas; And Others
The Interagency Conference on Child and Family Statistics was organized around seven groups that were asked to develop specific recommendations for improving the federal statistical database on children and families. This booklet is a report on the recommendations made at the conference. The first part of the report distills and synthesizes the recommendations, representing a selective summary of those proposals that seemed to have broad support from conference participants. More specifically, topics addressed included (1) continued interagency coordination among the federal agencies, (2) modifications to existing data programs, (3) new data collection programs, and (4) maintaining basic statistical series on children and families. The second part of the report presents the complete set of recommendations made by each of the following seven issue groups: Health Status, Nutrition, and Use of Preventive Services in Infancy and Early Childhood; Family Income, Non-Cash Benefits, and Expenditures for Children; Family Structure, Parental Employment, and Child Care; Families, Schools, and Educational Outcomes; Health-Related Behaviors in Middle Childhood and Adolescence; Children as Victims and Offenders; and Special Populations of Children. (DST)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Children, Coordination, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Day Care, Employed Parents, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Family Structure, Health, Information Processing, Nutrition, Physical Health, Program Improvement, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.