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[Over the last decade, there has been dramatic growth in the collection and dissemination of information related to the well-being of children in the United States (Brown and Moore, 2003). Governmental agencies and private foundations, believing that child well-being indicators are a vital...
[Many strong arguments can be made to support the collection of good indicators of children’s well-being and for using such indicators to informpolicy and practice. Indeed, indicators such as rates of teen pregnancy, high school graduation, or dropping out can support, contradict, or generally...
[It is well known that news coverage of a topic influences the public’s perception of the importance of that topic. This “agenda-setting effect” of the mass media (McCombs and Shaw, 1972; Rogers and Dearing, 1988) represents one of the key theories about how the news media affect public opinion....
[The previous chapters focus on a wide range of indicators of child well-being, their uses and potential uses, and numerous methods of data collection and dissemination. At the same time, the breadth of perspectives and range of examples for the measurement and use of indicators illustrates the...
[The volume is devoted to the use of childhood social indicators to improve the wellbeing (or, in Ben-Arieh’s terms, the “well-becoming”) of children. While it draws upon the output of an international meeting at Columbia University, it is part of a series of exchanges organized by a...
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