ERIC Number: EJ786832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
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Indicators of Child Well-Being through a Neighborhood Lens
Coulton, Claudia J.; Korbin, Jill E.
Social Indicators Research, v84 n3 p349-361 Dec 2007
Adverse child outcomes tend to be concentrated in neighborhoods with constellations of adverse conditions and risk factors. This paper examines the challenges of developing meaningful and useful indicators of child well-being at the level of the neighborhood. Recent technological advances have made it more feasible for communities to develop neighborhood indicators, but there are a number of practical, conceptual and methodological challenges that are involved in this work. In this article, we discuss the potential usefulness of neighborhood indicators, several of the conceptual and methodological challenges and offer some illustrations of neighborhood indicators that are pertinent to the well-being of children. In addition to administrative data, we discuss indicators of child well-being rooted in both child and adult perceptions of neighborhood.
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