Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being - Who’s better off? Who’s better off?...

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Unformatted text preview: Who’s better off? Who’s better off? Who’s better off? Who’s better off? Quality of Life Cummins (1996, 1997) reviews: seven domains represent 83% of indicators assessed Quality of Life 1. Material well-being 2. Health 3. Safety 4. Productive activity 5. Place in community 6. Intimacy 7. Emotional well-being Which domains most important? Is well-being objective or subjective? Child Well-Being Index (CWI) How can we assess? How can we assess? 1. U. S. Census 2. U. S. Center for Disease Control 3. U. S. Department of Justice 4. U. S. Department of Education 5. University of Michigan Institute for Social Research U.S. Census 1. Poverty rate 2. Secure parental employment 3. Median annual income 4. Health insurance 5. High school completion U.S. Census 6. Neither working nor in school 7. Pre-kindergarten enrollment 8. Votes 9. Single parent families 10. Residential mobility U.S. Center for Disease Control 1. Infant mortality 2. Low birth weight 3. Child and adolescent mortality 4. Child health 5. Child activity limitations U.S. Center for Disease Control 6. Child obesity 7. Teen births 8. Suicide U.S. Department of Justice 1. Crime victimization 2. Violent crime offenders University of Michigan Institute for Social Research 1. Smoking 2. Drinking 3. Illicit drug use 4. Religious service attendance 5. Importance of religion 2005: 50,000 students in 402 schools U.S. Department of Education 1. Reading scores 2. Mathematics scores 3. Bachelor’s degrees How are we doing? Figure 1. Child Well-Being Index, 1975-2004, Projected for 2005 Figure 5. Male and Female CWIs, 1985 - 2002. 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 108 Year Child Well-Being Index for Males Child Well-Being Index for Females Figure 4. Race/Ethnic Group-Specific CWIs, 1985-2002 . 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 108 110 112 Year White Black Hispanic Figure 3. Age-Specific CWIs, 1975-2002. 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 Year Infant/Preschoole, Ages 0-5yrs Childhood, Ages 6-11yrs Adolescence/Teenager, Ages 12-19yrs Figure 6. CWI and Smoothed MTF Life Satisfaction, 1975-2003. 80.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 100.00 105.00 110.00 Year 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 47.5 48 48.5 49 Child Well-Being Composite Index Monitoring the Future Life Satisfaction Responses- Moving Average How do we assess? How do we assess? 1. Family economic well-being 2. Health 3. Safety/Behavioral 4. Educational Attainment 5. Community Connectedness 6. Social Relationships 7. Emotional/Spiritual well-being CWI: Family Economic Well-Being CWI: Family Economic Well-Being 1. Poverty rate (families with kids) 2. Secure parental employment rate 3. Median annual income (families with kids) 4. Children with health insurance* CWI: Family Economic Well-Being...
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course MECH 310 taught by Professor Zhou during the Spring '10 term at Acadia.

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