Research :: Developing a Monitoring System for Indicators in Middle Childhood: Identifying Measures

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.

Moore, K.A, Vandivere, S., Atienza, A., & Thiot, T. (2008). Developing a monitoring system for indicators in middle childhood: Identifying measures. Child Indicators Research Journal, 1(2), 129-55


Data and Monitoring


February 11, 2008


Kristin A. Moore, Sharon Vandivere, Astrid Atienza, Tatia Thiot


Midcourse Review of the Healthy People 2010: 21 Critical Health Objectives for Adol’s & Young Adults

Progress on the 21 Critical Health Objectives was reviewed as part of the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review. The review found little or no improvement on most objectives.

Data and Monitoring | Mortality | Policy | Recommendations | Risky Behavior | Trends | Young Adults

The Mental Health of Adolescents: A National Profile

This brief aims to inform health professionals, policymakers, educators, administrators, and school-based health centers concerned with the health and well-being of adolescents.

Data and Monitoring | Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Suicide | Trends

What Gets Measured Gets Done: Assessing Data Availability for Adolescent Populations

This 2007 paper provides an overview of the availability of data for specific adolescent sub-populations, such as rural and homeless/runaway youth, by the 21 Critical Health Objectives of Healthy People 2010.

Data and Monitoring | Mortality | Risky Behavior | Special Populations

The State and National Data Profiles Updated With Final Year Data For Healthy People 2010

The State and National Data Profiles allows users to assess recent progress on Healthy People 2010’s 21 Critical Health Objectives by presenting data and text highlights that correspond to the baseline (1998-99) and final (2007-09) measures.

Data and Monitoring | State Data | Trends

Adolescent and Young Adult Health in San Francisco: Opportunities for Change

The Adolescent Health Working Group, based in San Francisco, held its 11th Annual Teen/Young Adult Provider Gathering. This year’s training focused on Increasing Patient-Centered Care for Young Women. Dr. Brindis was featured as the keynote speaker, and gave a presentation entitled “Adolescent and Young Adult Health in San Francisco: Opportunities for Change.” She discussed the health of […]

Clinical Preventive Services | Data and Monitoring | Overviews/Fact Sheets | Socio-demographic disparities | Young Adults