Indicators of Children's Well Being

Understanding Their Role, Usage and Policy Influence

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-4237-9 (Print) 978-1-4020-4242-3 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. GENERAL

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      Pages 3-20

      The Role of Social Indicators in an Era of Human Service Reform in the United States

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      Pages 21-30

      Measuring and Monitoring Children’sWell-Being: The Policy Process

  2. USING THE INDICATORS

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      Pages 33-43

      Indicator Measurement in Comprehensive Community Initiatives

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      Pages 45-62

      The Power of Regional Indicators in Achieving Action: The Southern Regional Initiative on Child Care

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      Pages 63-81

      The Use of Indicators of Child Well-Being in the United Kingdom and the European Union

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      Pages 83-90

      Using Indicators of Child Well-Being at the International Level

  3. THE POLICY PERSPECTIVE

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      Pages 91-103

      Preparing Indicators for Policymakers and Advocates

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      Pages 105-129

      Using Indicators of School Readiness to Improve Public Policy for Young Children

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      Pages 131-140

      Increasing the Impact of Indicators Among Legislative Policymakers

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      Pages 143-147

      How Can We Better Use Whole Population and Outcomes Indicators: A Policymaker’s Perspective

  4. THE RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE—METHODS AND TECHNIQUES

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      Pages 149-160

      Studying the Role of Child Well-Being Indicators in the Policy Process: Using Surveys Among Decision Makers

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      Pages 161-171

      Indicators and Policy Decisions: The Important Role of Experimental Studies

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      Pages 173-191

      Informative or Not? Media Coverage of Child Social Policy Issues.

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      Pages 193-198

      Some Possible Directions for Research

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      Pages 199-202

      Studying the Impact of Indicators of Child Well-Being on Policies and Programs