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Indicators of Children's Well-Being

Understanding Their Role, Usage and Policy Influence

Ben-Arieh, Asher, Goerge, Robert M. (Eds.)

2006, XII, 192 p.

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This book contains a series of articles that represent a broad range of viewpoints about how the use of social indicators affects child and family policy. The book discusses the use of indicators as an effective tool to change policy. A distinguished, international group of researchers and policymakers provide insights into the past, current and future use of good information to develop and change policy that improves the well-being of children and youth.

This book will be of value to policymakers, journalists, researchers and professionals working in the social sciences, humanities and health professions. It is one of the first efforts to link child well-being indicators to policies and services. It combines methodology issues with conceptual issues and actual experience, and looks on child well-being indicators from an effectiveness perspective.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Child Care - European Union (EU) - Nation - family policy - population - social indicators - social policy - well-being

Related subjects » Pediatrics - Population Studies - Psychology, general - Public Health - Social Sciences - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

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GENERAL.- GENERAL.- The Role of Social Indicators in an Era of Human Service Reform in the United States.- Measuring and Monitoring Children’sWell-Being: The Policy Process.- USING THE INDICATORS.- USING THE INDICATORS.- Indicator Measurement in Comprehensive Community Initiatives.- The Power of Regional Indicators in Achieving Action: The Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care.- The Use of Indicators of Child Well-Being in the United Kingdom and the European Union.- Using Indicators of Child Well-Being at the International Level.- THE POLICY PERSPECTIVE.- THE POLICY PERSPECTIVE.- Preparing Indicators for Policymakers and Advocates.- Using Indicators of School Readiness to Improve Public Policy for Young Children.- Increasing the Impact of Indicators Among Legislative Policymakers.- How Can We Better Use Whole Population and Outcomes Indicators: A Policymaker’s Perspective.- THE RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE—METHODS AND TECHNIQUES.- THE RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE—METHODS AND TECHNIQUES.- Studying the Role of Child Well-Being Indicators in the Policy Process: Using Surveys Among Decision Makers.- Indicators and Policy Decisions: The Important Role of Experimental Studies.- Informative or Not? Media Coverage of Child Social Policy Issues..- Some Possible Directions for Research.- Studying the Impact of Indicators of Child Well-Being on Policies and Programs.

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