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Moore, Kristin Anderson; Lippman, Laura H.; Ryberg, Renee – AERA Open, 2015
Research indicates that educational, economic, and life success reflect children's nonacademic as well as academic competencies. Therefore, longitudinal surveys that assess educational progress and success need to incorporate nonacademic measures to avoid omitted variable bias, inform development of new intervention strategies, and support…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Psychometrics, Child Health, Emotional Development
Ross, Martha; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Murphy, Kelly; Bateman, Nicole; DeMand, Alex; Sacks, Vanessa – Child Trends, 2018
Helping young people prepare to engage in work and life as productive adults is a central challenge for any society. Yet, many young people in the United States find that the path from education to employment and economic security in adulthood is poorly marked or inaccessible. As a result, those from low-income and less educated families have…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disadvantaged, Employment, Wages
Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
Participants in a recent Child Trends Roundtable explored how evidence-based programs might be integrated into community initiatives to strengthen outcomes for children. Participants discussed both practice and policy implications for this approach. Those attending agreed that it was important for programs and initiatives to be based on research,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Evidence, Youth Programs, Community Programs
Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
After a 14-year decline, the teen birth rate increased in 2006, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Between 2005 and 2006, the teen birth rate rose 3.5 percent, from 40.5 to 41.9 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19. The number of teen births rose by 20,843, from 414,593 to 435,436 births, the largest annual increase…
Descriptors: Prevention, Birth Rate, Pregnancy, Social Indicators
Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
Over the course of several Roundtables held with out-of-school time program providers involving dozens of organizations, Child Trends has learned a lot about the concerns and wishes of the hardworking people who run out-of-school time programs. In this brief, the author and her colleagues share several themes that have emerged from these…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Educational Finance, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation
Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
Many researchers would like to be helpful to out-of-school time programs, and practitioners see a need for good research. Yet communication between researchers and practitioners can be a challenge. In a recent series of Roundtables to discuss program needs and research evaluations held with program practitioners, Child Trends obtained important…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Researchers, Research Utilization, Theory Practice Relationship
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Lantos, Hannah; Jones, Rebecca; Schindler, Ann; Belford, Jonathan; Sacks, Vanessa – Child Trends, 2017
In recent years, the education field has come to recognize the role of schools in supporting student health, safety, and well-being by developing integrated student support initiatives. These offer specific services and supports to students and their families to build a foundation for academic success. These initiatives, referred to as community…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Well Being, Family Programs, Community Schools
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Sacks, Vanessa Harbin; Manlove, Jennifer; Sawhill, Isabel – Child Trends, 2014
Teen childbearing is associated with negative outcomes for teen parents, their children, and society. Teen mothers are more likely to be poor as adults, and are more likely to rely on public assistance, compared with women who delay childbearing. Children born to young mothers have poorer educational, behavioral, and health outcomes throughout…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Simulation, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment
Moore, Kristin Anderson; Murphey, David; Bandy, Tawana; Cooper, Mae – Child Trends, 2014
Children and youth who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programming are more likely than their non-participating peers to do well in school, get sufficient physical exercise, and avoid involvement in risky behaviors. However, there are concerns that there are inequities in access to OST programs, particularly for those from lower-income…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Leisure Time, After School Programs, Low Income Groups
Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2008
Although experimental studies are described as the "gold standard" for assessing the effectiveness of a program in changing outcomes, in some cases, quasi-experimental studies may be more feasible or appropriate. Many types of quasi-experimental studies are possible. For example, an implementation study can provide valuable information on whether,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Evaluation Methods, Program Effectiveness
Bandy, Tawana; Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
Out-of-school time programs can offer a secure and nurturing environment for children and adolescents, reducing the worries about what they are doing during these most vulnerable hours. For example, research suggests that participation in out-of-school time programs and activities can lessen the likelihood that children and adolescents will engage…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Children, Adolescents, Participation
Brown, Brett; Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
Child Trends has been asked by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to identify key opportunities that a new Administration might pursue to improve the capacity of the federal statistical system to monitor child and youth well-being. In this paper the authors discuss a number of areas of opportunity, offering concrete steps that can be taken, generally…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Youth, Measures (Individuals)
Terzian, Mary; Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
Concern about physical inactivity among U.S. youth has been mounting in recent years, in light of studies suggesting that few adolescents (about one out of three) engage in recommended levels of physical activity. Although much attention has been paid to individual factors that may contribute to this problem, such as television viewing and…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Television Viewing, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
Valladares, Sherylls; Moore, Kristin Anderson – Child Trends, 2009
In the minds of many people, poor families equal problem families. Indeed, that perception is not surprising, giving compelling evidence of the harsh effects that poverty can have on family life and child well-being. However, far less attention has been paid to the strengths that many poor families have and the characteristics that they may share…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Poverty, Family Life, Economically Disadvantaged
Sacks, Vanessa Harbin; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Terzian, Mary A.; Constance, Nicole – Child Trends, 2014
Schools take different approaches to creating and fostering a healthy and safe environment for youth. Varied approaches include setting limits for acceptable behavior, defining the consequences for breaking school rules, and the provision of services to address problem behaviors. One important issue that schools have to address is substance use…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Educational Environment, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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