Benefits of Multidimensional Measures of Child Well Being in China
AbstractIn recent decades, measures of child well-being have evolved from single dimension to multidimensional measures. Multi-dimensional measures deepen and broaden our understanding of child well-being and inform us of areas of neglect. Child well-being in China today is measured through proxy measures of household need. This paper discusses the evolution of child well-being measures more generally, explores the benefits of positive indicators and multiple dimensions in formulating policy, and then reviews efforts to date by the Chinese government, researchers, and non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations to develop comprehensive multidimensional measures of child well-being in China. The domains and their potential interactions, as well as data sources and availability, are presented. The authors believe that child well-being in China would benefit from the development of a multidimensional index and that there is sufficient data to develop such an index. View Full-Text
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Gatenio Gabel, S.; Zhang, Y. Benefits of Multidimensional Measures of Child Well Being in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1349.
Gatenio Gabel S, Zhang Y. Benefits of Multidimensional Measures of Child Well Being in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(11):1349.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gatenio Gabel, Shirley; Zhang, Yiwei. 2017. "Benefits of Multidimensional Measures of Child Well Being in China." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 11: 1349.
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