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ERIC Number: EJ786809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 41
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
An Index of the Condition of Children: The Ideal and a Less-than-Ideal U.S. Example
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Vandivere, Sharon; Lippman, Laura; McPhee, Cameron; Bloch, Margot
Social Indicators Research, v84 n3 p291-331 Dec 2007
This paper uses recent data on U.S. children from the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) to create indices that tally the number of problems or risks that individual children experience. We compare results with those from indices developed elsewhere that assess the change across sets of population-level indicators. While the two types of indices show similar trends over time, specific changes, as well as trends, depend on the specific domain of well-being or context examined, highlighting the importance of the distinction between well-being and context. Children with problems in multiple domains tend to be socio-economically and demographically disadvantaged compared with other children. We preface this work by providing an overview of the history of child well-being indicators and distinguish indices of child well-being from indices of the condition of children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States