The Role of Social Indicators in an Era of Human Service Reform in the United States
We have long sought to employ social indicators to measure the condition of society and of subpopulations of interest (Hauser et al., 1997; Miringoff, 1993; Miringoff et al., 1999). In recent years, however, developing and using social indicators in ways that substantively shape public policies has emerged as a seminal interest and challenge. Motivating this interest are several concurrent reform movements that, in turn, are reshaping the way human services are organized and delivered in the United States.
KeywordsSocial Indicator Social Assistance Child Poverty Service Integration Welfare Reform
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