ERIC Number: EJ850276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Measuring Youth Development: A Nonparametric Cross-Country "Youth Welfare Index"
Chaaban, Jad M.
Social Indicators Research, v93 n2 p351-358 Sep 2009
This paper develops an empirical methodology for the construction of a synthetic multi-dimensional cross-country comparison of the performance of governments around the world in improving the livelihood of their younger population. The devised "Youth Welfare Index" is based on the nonparametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology and allows for cross-country benchmarking and comparison over time. The value added of the youth index is to produce country-specific rankings and trace performance evolution with respect to indicators solely centered on youth, unlike other development indicators like the Human Development Index (HDI) which bundles many social and development indicators.
Descriptors: Nonparametric Statistics, Research Methodology, Evaluation Methods, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis, Social Indicators, Benchmarking, Youth Programs, Program Evaluation, Multidimensional Scaling, Measurement Techniques, Quality of Life, Government Role
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