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How do we measure and monitor the “state of our children”?

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  • Ben-Arieh, Asher
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    The last quarter of the 20th century has brought a growing attention to the efforts to measure and monitor children's well-being, as can be seen in the quantity of various “State of the Child” reports. Many have argued that the attention has continued and even intensified during the first decade of the 21st century. This study explores the development of “state of the child” reports between 2000 and 2010 in an effort to not only quantify the development but also to understand the shifts and changes in the field.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Children and Youth Services Review.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 569-575

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:3:p:569-575

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    Keywords: State of the child; Social indicators; Child welfare; Child well being; Status of children;

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    1. Asher Ben-Arieh, 2000. "Beyond Welfare: Measuring and Monitoring the State of Children – New Trends and Domains," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 52(3), pages 235-257, December.
    2. Kenneth Land & Vicki Lamb & Sarah Mustillo, 2001. "Child and Youth Well-Being in the United States, 1975–1998: Some Findings from a New Index," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 56(3), pages 241-318, December.
    3. Ben-Arieh, Asher & Goerge, Robert, 2001. "Beyond the numbers: How do we monitor the state of our children?," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 23(8), pages 603-631, August.
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