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Moore, Kristin Anderson; Vandivere, Sharon; Redd, Zakia – Social Indicators Research, 2006
In this paper, we conceptualize and develop an index of sociodemographic risk that we hypothesize will be an improvement over the standard poverty measure as a measure of risk for children's development. The poverty line is widely used in government statistics and in research but is also widely acknowledged to have multiple shortcomings. Using…
Descriptors: Poverty, Parent Education, Family Income, Multivariate Analysis
Terzian, Mary; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Hamilton, Kathleen – Wallace Foundation, 2009
This White Paper summarizes findings from an extensive literature review that was conducted to identify the most promising models and approaches for meeting the needs of low-income children, youth, and families during the summer months. Special attention is paid to summer learning programs that serve diverse, urban low-income children and youth.…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Employment Qualifications
Brown, Brett V.; Kinkukawa, Akemi; Michelsen, Erik; Moore, Amber; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Sugland, Barbara W. – 1999
Although the last 100 years have seen dramatic improvements in the health of U.S. children, there remain racial and ethnic disparities. This research brief presents data illustrating improvements in children's health and the need for further progress. The brief also examines new morbidities among American youth, such as obesity, early sexual…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Chronic Illness