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1 1 New Developments and Resources in the Indicators World Sharon Vandivere April 7, 2009

2 2 New Developments American Community Survey: –1-year estimates available for 2007 –3-year estimates available for National Survey of Children’s Health: 07.htm 07.htm –New data to be released in May –Third wave to be conducted in 2011

3 3 New Developments NCES online Datalab: –Online tabulation and analysis of education data YRBS Online data analysis: –2007 data recently added USA Counties: –Recently expanded; federal data on > 3000 counties

4 4 New Developments Indices of CWB –Foundation for Child Development / Kenneth Land us.org/initiatives/initiatives_show.htm?doc_id= us.org/initiatives/initiatives_show.htm?doc_id= –KIDS COUNT nkings.aspx?ind=137 nkings.aspx?ind=137 –Child Trends (work published in Child Indicators Research, Social Indicators Research)

5 5 New Developments New policy developments from ED on measuring high school dropout rates –for individual state profiles: New data on births, including those to teens: pdf pdf State report cards on child homelessness:

6 6 New Developments New data on immigrant children: Community-level report cards on health status (including some child indicators): e.aspx e.aspx For mental health and substance abuse data on youth (including state-level data):

7 7 New Developments The Child Indicator Newsletter 2008_11_08_CI_Fall2008.pdf 2008_11_08_CI_Fall2008.pdf International Society for Child Indicators and its journal: Child Indicator Research Indicators of Children's Well-Being: Theory and Practice in a Multi-Cultural Perspective, Ben-Arieh & Frones, (Eds.) +of+life+research/book/ of+life+research/book/

8 8 Research in the Service of America’s Children


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