ERIC Number: EJ786937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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NIVAH: A Composite Index Measuring Violence and Harm in the U.S.
Brumbaugh-Smith, James; Gross, Heidi; Wollman, Neil; Yoder, Bradley
Social Indicators Research, v85 n3 p351-387 Feb 2008
The "National Index of Violence and Harm" (NIVAH) tracks levels of violence and harm in the United States and identifies trends over the study period 1995-2003. NIVAH is comprised of nineteen variables in the areas of interpersonal, intrapersonal, institutional and structural violence and harm as experienced by people in the U.S. Two composite indexes are formed to describe overall trends in the realms of personal and societal violence. In addition to describing the Index's construction and most recent conclusions, various methodological issues and their impacts on index findings are investigated.
Descriptors: Violence, Interpersonal Relationship, Aggression, Trend Analysis, Indexes, Educational Environment, Family Violence, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Crime, Poverty, Substance Abuse, Homicide, Infant Mortality, Pollution, Occupational Safety and Health, Homeless People, Hunger, Sexual Abuse, Injuries, Suicide, Self Destructive Behavior, Health Insurance, Death, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Social Discrimination, Social Bias, At Risk Persons, Racial Differences, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United States