Scalability of the CWI: State-Level Indicators and Composite Indices

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Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 6)

Abstract

This chapter addresses the question of scalability of the child and youth well-being concepts, indicators, and composite indices. Prior chapters have exposited the conceptual basis of the CWI. But the empirical analyses presented, for example, in Chaps. 3 and 4 all were developed with national-level sample survey, census, and vital statistics data. The question remains as to whether similar well-being concepts, indicators, domains of well-being, and composite indices can be constructed and interpreted at subnational levels such as individual states within the USA. This chapter reports on studies of these and related questions for the 50 US states.

Keywords

American Community Survey Child Poverty High School Dropout Teen Birth Teen Birth Rate 
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References

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyNorth Carolina Central UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.O’Hare Data and Demographic Services, LLCEllicott CityUSA

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