Child Social Well-Being in the U.S. : Unequal Opportunities and the Role of the StateMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Children of Poverty: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (279 p.).ISBN: 9781136798221.Subject(s): Child welfare - United States - Regional disparities | Child welfare -- United States -- Regional disparities | Children - United States - Social conditions | Children -- United States -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Child Social Well-Being in the U.S. : Unequal Opportunities and the Role of the StateDDC classification: 362.70973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover ; Child Social Well-Being in the U.s.: Unequal Opportunities and the Role of the State; Copyright; Contents; Tables and Figures; Acknowledgments; 1. The Well-Being of Children: A Framework for Analysis; 2. Research Objectives, Research Problem, Research Questions and Hypotheses; 3. The State of Children in the United States: State Variations on Child Social Well-Being Deficit Measures and Child Well-Being Environment Measures; 4. The Influence of Child Social Well-Being Environments on Child Social Well-Being Deficits and Out-Of-Home Placement Rates; 5. Discussion of Findings
6. Conclusions and Recommendations for Policies and ProgramsAppendices; References; Index
<P>In this study, the author explains the inequalities that exist between U.S. states with respect to child social well-being outcomes by demonstrating that state level characteristics (which are structural in nature) can predict child social well-being outcomes. Child social well-being outcomes are quite variable in the United States. Children in states like Connecticut, Minnesota, and Vermont experience relatively good outcomes, while children in states like Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama experience poor outcomes. Although these inequalities suggest the need for strong federal child wel
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