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ERIC Number: ED505992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1097-3125
Improving Indicators of Child Well-Being
Stagner, Matthew; Goerge, Robert; Ballard, Pete
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
This report makes a number of recommendations on new directions for the development of child well-being indicators. For developmental transitions throughout early childhood, the authors call for standardizing birth records across states, collecting additional data at immunization visits, and creating common assessments at kindergarten entry. For the transition from youth to adulthood, the report emphasizes opportunities for linking secondary school information systems to postsecondary and employment data systems. Other recommendations include outcome-based measures for childcare, a poverty measure that fully accounts for government support, and consistent collection of child citizenship and family immigration status on federal surveys. The report follows a symposium on child well-being indicators held in December 2008, attended by leading experts from universities, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. (Contains 19 footnotes.)
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Tel: 773-753-5900; Fax: 773-753-5940; Web site: http://www.chapinhall.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago