ERIC Number: ED499561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2007
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
This document is a compendium of indicators--drawn from the most reliable official statistics--illustrative of both the promises and the difficulties confronting our Nation's young people. The report summarizes 38 key indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators. The 38 indicators depict the well-being of children in the areas of family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. The report not only provides indicators covering seven domains of child well-being, but also includes supplementary information. Appendix A, Detailed Tables, presents tabulated data for each measure and additional detail not discussed in the main body of the report. Appendix B, Data Source Descriptions, describes the sources and surveys used to generate the background measures and the indicators. In addition to providing data in an easy-to-use, non-technical format, the purpose of the report is to stimulate discussions among policymakers and the public, exchanges between data providers and policy communities, and improvements in Federal data on children and families.
Descriptors: Social Indicators, Physical Environment, Well Being, Social Environment, Family Environment, Economic Factors, Child Health, Child Safety, Enrichment Activities, Antisocial Behavior, Child Behavior, National Surveys, Children, Statistical Surveys
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Available from: Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center. P.O. Box 2910, Merrifield, VA 22116. Tel: 888-Ask-HRSA; Fax: 703-821-2098; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http//childstats.gov
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, Washington, DC.