This paper builds on the initial paper, Conceptualizing a Monitoring System for Indicators in Middle Childhood, that conceptualizes elements of well-being relevant for the middle childhood period, identifies potential constructs and develops criteria for indicators. Here, the authors follow up by identifying a set of 20 indicator constructs, half positive and half negative. Of these 20, half measure child well-being and half measure contexts that affect child development. For each construct, the authors discuss evidence of importance and provide, where possible, examples of measures from US surveys.
February 11, 2008
Kristin A. Moore, Sharon Vandivere, Astrid Atienza, Tatia Thiot
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