Child Health

Resources

Organizations

Analysis

  • Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. [Full Text (pdf)].
    Indicators are grouped into 7 major areas:

    • Family and Social Environment includes indicators that characterize or are related to children’s family and social environment.
    • Economic Circumstances includes indicators that characterize or are related to children’s basic material needs.
    • Health Care includes indicators that characterize determinants of, or use of, health services among children.
    • Physical Environment and Safety includes indicators that characterize children’s environmental conditions or are related to children’s safety.
    • Behavior includes indicators that characterize personal behaviors and their effects.
    • Education includes indicators that characterize or are related to how children learn and progress in school.
    • Health includes indicators that characterize or are related to physical, mental, and social aspects of children’s health.
  • Conti, Gabriella and Heckman, James J., The Developmental Approach to Child and Adult Health (December 2012). NBER Working Paper No. w18664.

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