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ERIC Number: ED510753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
World Family Map Project. Prototype Report
Wilcox, W. Bradford; Lippman, Laura; Whitney, Camille
Child Trends
In 2010, the "World Family Map Project" seeks to launch a research initiative that will track central indicators of family strength around the globe. The "World Family Map Project" (WFMP) would partner with Child Trends, a nonpartisan research organization in Washington, D.C., the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, and research organizations and universities around the world on this initiative. This prototype report is designed to offer scholars, policy makers, and potential funders a sense of what the "World Family Map Project" will accomplish. In this report, the project tracks three family indicators related to family structure, family culture, and family process in 21 countries in seven regions of the world. Specifically, this report focuses on: (1) the percentage of children living with two biological parents as an indicator of family structure; (2) popular support for marriage as an indicator of family culture; and (3) children's exposure to domestic violence in the home as an indicator of family process. This prototype report also explores how an important family indicator is related to a key dimension of child well-being. In this case, the WFMP report focuses on the association between family structure and secondary school-age children's enrollment in school in six countries: Colombia, Egypt, India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Peru. (Contains 6 figures and 53 endnotes.) [This research was funded by the Institute for Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Trends
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Colombia; District of Columbia; Egypt; India; Kenya; Nigeria; Peru