ERIC Number: ED428856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
Rationales for the Common Core of Constructs. The Project on State-Level Child Outcomes.
Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, are working together with states and other groups to improve the measurement of child outcomes in state welfare evaluations and in other state data systems. The Project on State-Level Child Outcomes has two phases. The first phase is a 1-year planning and design phase; the second is an implementation phase for data collection, analysis, and reporting activities. This document provides rationales for constructs that were selected for the states' evaluations at the second national-level meeting of the planning phase of the project. The rationale and possible measures are described for the following constructs: (1) income; (2) employment; (3) family formation and dissolution; (4) changes in attitudes towards work and welfare; (5) psychological well-being; (6) absent parent involvement; (7) stability and turbulence; (8) consumption; (9) use of health and human services; (10) child care; (11) home environment and parenting practices; (12) education; (13) health and safety; and (14) social and emotional adjustment. Contains approximately 120 references. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.