Savageau, David. 1997. Places Rated Almanac. New York: Macmillan. _____________. 2004. Retirement Places Rated: What You Need to Know to Plan the Retirement You Deserve, Sixth Edition. Frommers. Sperling, Bert, and Peter Sander. 2004. Cities Ranked and Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada, 1st Edition. John Wiley & Sons. _____________. 2006. Best Places to Raise Your Family, First Edition. Frommers.
1.Deaths per 100K (ages 15to19) 2.Deaths per 100K (ages 1to14) 3.Pct of children in poverty 4.Pct ages 16to19 HS dropouts 5.Infant deaths per K live births 6.Pct low birth-weight babies 7.Pct ages 16to19 not attending school and not working 8.Pct children w/out resident parent w/ fulltime all-year employment 9.Pct children living in single parent families 10.Births per K females ages 15to19 10 Kids Count Indicators
the score i of the ith state is the sum of the scores y ri in r=1,…,m attribute dimensions, each score weighted by a weight r.,
Specifying the index requires that one address the following three issues: 1.which child welfare measures y r to include; 2.how to scale the measures y r ; 3.and how to specify the weights r.,