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ERIC Number: ED510657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-6
Pages: 90
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 193
Results and Indicators for Children: An Analysis to Inform Discussions about Promise Neighborhoods
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Murphey, David; Emig, Carol; Hamilton, Kathleen; Hadley, Alena; Sidorowicz, Katie
Child Trends
President Obama has proposed creation of up to 20 "Promise Neighborhoods" in communities experiencing poverty, crime, and low student achievement. Promise Neighborhoods would engage children and parents within a defined geographic area in a multifaceted strategy to meet several goals: good physical and mental health for every child, enrollment in and graduation from college by every child, and good jobs for parents so that families are economically self-sufficient. Measuring the effectiveness of Promise Neighborhoods will be critical. The Promise Neighborhoods initiative underscores the importance of taking this work to a new stage. This report explores the feasibility of producing a set of core indicators for Promise Neighborhoods that assess child well-being at the city or neighborhood level. The information in this report can inform efforts by the policy community to identify appropriate city/neighborhood-level data that may figure in the design and evaluation of the Promise Neighborhoods initiative. Appended are: (1) Individual Data Sources; and (2) Examples of Items that Could be Collected at the City Level Using the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH). (Contains 2 tables.) [Additional funding for this paper was provided by Harlem Children's Zone.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Child Trends