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Measuring Child Well-Being

The development of a national set of child well-being indicators was identified as a key action under the National Children’s Strategy, published in 2000. The research took place over a one-year period and many different stakeholders were involved, including children themselves. Results were published in 2005 in the Report on the Development of a National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators (Hanafin and Brooks, 2005) (Read report).

 

A multi-stage incremental approach was taken to the development of the indicator set, with four main components:

 

 

The national set of child well-being indicators allows:

 

The Report on the Development of a National Set of Child Well-Being Indicators:

Supporting Documentation:

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