ERIC Number: ED428858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-28
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Children's Well-Being: From Construct to Application. The Project on State-Level Child Outcomes. Proceedings of the National Level Meeting of the Planning Phase (3rd, Washington, DC, April 28, 1997).
Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.
The Project on State-Level Child Outcomes is designed to assist states and other groups to improve the measurement of child outcomes in state welfare evaluations and in other state data systems. This report summarizes a meeting of the 12 states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia) that participated in the planning and design phase of the project and concerns the development of indicators of children's well-being at the state level. Following a copy of the meeting agenda, the report presents summaries of the opening remarks by representatives of the funding agencies and the technical assistance provider, presentations from representatives from each state detailing state efforts to develop indicators for child well-being, and remarks from meeting moderators. In addition, the report summarizes presentations from experts regarding the use of social indicators for evaluation purposes, technical and political issues in developing data systems, lessons learned from the Kids Count project, federal data sources available to states, opportunities for using telephone surveys for state-based estimates of well-being, working with administrative data, the importance of developing comparable data sets, and using indicators for evaluating welfare reform. The report's appendix includes tables delineating child outcome construct areas, intervening mechanisms, and complete reports of the presentation on the use of indicators to guide evaluation. The report concludes with a list of participants. (KB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.