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The Best Interests of the Child from Different Cultural Perspectives: Factors Influencing Judgements of the Quality of Child-Rearing Environment and Construct Validity of the (BIC-Q) in Kosovo and Albania.

Child Indic Res 2019 22;12(1):331-351. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, Department of Special Needs Education and Youth Care, University of Groningen, c/o Dr. D. Zevulun, Grote Rozenstraat 38, NL-9712 TJ Groningen, The Netherlands.

Child-rearing practices and beliefs of what determines a 'good quality' of child-rearing differ across cultural contexts and more than one interpretation can be given to "a child's best interests". This study aims to examine the cultural factors that influence judgements of the quality of children's rearing environment, and the construct validity of the Best Interests of the Child-Questionnaire (BIC-Q) scale when used in the Western Balkans. In our research on migrant children who returned to Kosovo and Albania, the BIC-Q is used to assess the quality of the child-rearing environment from a local cultural perspective on child-rearing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-018-9543-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6404411PMC
February 2018
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School, Peer and Family Relationships and Adolescent Substance Use, Subjective Wellbeing and Mental Health Symptoms in Wales: a Cross Sectional Study.

Child Indic Res 2018 30;11(6):1951-1965. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

1Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 1-3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD UK.

Positive relationships with family, friends and school staff are consistently linked with health and wellbeing during adolescence, though fewer studies explore how these micro-systems interact to influence adolescent health. This study tests the independent and interacting roles of family, peer and school relationships in predicting substance use, subjective wellbeing and mental health symptoms among 11-16 year olds in Wales. It presents cross-sectional analyses of the 2013 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey, completed by 9055 young people aged 11-16 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9524-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6244918PMC
January 2018
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A Child Health Index for Sweden's 290 Municipalities: A System of Indicators and Indices for Monitoring Children's Health on the Local Level.

Child Indic Res 2018 15;11(6):1889-1906. Epub 2018 Jan 15.

1Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden.

This broad survey of children's health and wellbeing in Sweden's 290 municipalities converts freely available national data to a set of 13 high quality indicators, and makes local surveillance and comparisons possible. Combining the indicators, using equal weights, into relevant domains as 5 sub-indices and then again into one summary index provides one index for the great picture, sub-indices for the various domains of child health and separate indicators for the detailed study of the basic components. This creates a simplified tool for decision makers and professionals in their task to monitor children's health on the local level. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9515-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6244929PMC
January 2018
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Testing Longitudinal Relationships between Internet Addiction and Well-Being in Hong Kong Adolescents: Cross-Lagged Analyses Based on three Waves of Data.

Child Indic Res 2018 16;11(5):1545-1562. Epub 2017 Sep 16.

2Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Room HJ407, Hunghom, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China.

Using a panel design, this study examined the prospective relationships between Internet addiction and life satisfaction as well as hopelessness in a representative sample of Hong Kong adolescents. Starting from 2009/10 academic year, 3328 Secondary 1 students in 28 secondary schools in Hong Kong participated in this longitudinal study (Mean age = 12.59 years; SD = 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9494-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6132824PMC
September 2017
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Explaining Children's Life Outcomes: Parental Socioeconomic Status, Intelligence and Neurocognitive Factors in a Dynamic Life Cycle Model.

Child Indic Res 2018 26;11(5):1495-1513. Epub 2017 Jun 26.

2School for Public Health and Primary Care, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The goal of the present paper is to introduce a dynamic life cycle model that explains the reproduction of wealth and health over generations by introducing knowledge from cognitive neuroscience into the existing knowledge from the socioeconomic literature. The socioeconomic literature successfully identified the major role of socioeconomic status of parents, both as a direct and indirect effect, in the shaping and intergenerational reproduction of wealth and health. Furthermore, the importance of cognitive abilities as actor in this process has been widely studied in socioeconomic literature. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9481-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6132797PMC
June 2017
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Application of the Human Well-Being Index to Sensitive Population Divisions: A Children's Well-Being Index Development.

Child Indic Res 2018 Aug;11(4):1249-1280

United States Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Research and Development - National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory - Gulf Ecology Division.

The assessment of community well-being is critical as an end-point measure that will facilitate decision support and assist in the identification of sustainable solutions to address persistent problems. While the overall measure is important, it is equally vital to distinguish variations among groups within the population who may be impacted in a different manner. The U. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9469-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6133323PMC
August 2018
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ANALYSING MULTIDIMENSIONAL CHILD POVERTY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: FINDINGS USING AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE APPROACH.

Child Indic Res 2018 Jun 11;11(3):805-833. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Fiesole (Florence), Italy.

This study provides with a first indication on the number of multidimensionally poor children in sub-Saharan Africa. It presents a methodology measuring multidimensional child deprivation within and across countries, and it is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 1 focusing on multidimensional poverty by age and gender. Using the Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology, the study finds that 67% or 247 million children are multidimensionally poor in the thirty sub-Saharan African countries included in the analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9488-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6707538PMC

Multidimensional Child Poverty in three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Child Indic Res 2018 Jun 29;11(3):755-781. Epub 2017 Aug 29.

Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States.

This paper describes and reviews the process of constructing a Multidimensional Child Poverty Measure in three sub-Saharan Africa countries: Mali, Malawi, and Tanzania. These countries recently (in 2015 and 2014) constructed such indicator using UNICEF's Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) methodology and conducted a comprehensive Child Poverty study including both deprivation and monetary poverty. This work describes how the indicator was adapted in the different contexts, discussing critical issues arisen during the process of the study, and it discusses the results of these studies in comparison. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9487-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6706068PMC

The Living Conditions of Children with Shared Residence - the Swedish Example.

Child Indic Res 2018 17;11(3):861-883. Epub 2017 Jan 17.

1Centre for Health Equity Studies, CHESS, Stockholm University/Karolinska Institutet, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.

Among children with separated parents, shared residence - i.e., joint physical custody where the child is sharing his or her time equally between two custodial parents' homes - is increasing in many Western countries and is particularly common in Sweden. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9443-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937859PMC
January 2017
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Towards an EU measure of child deprivation.

Child Indic Res 2018 10;11(3):835-860. Epub 2017 Oct 10.

3Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

This paper proposes a new measure of child material and social deprivation (MSD) in the European Union (EU) which includes age appropriate child-specific information available from the thematic deprivation modules included in the 2009 and 2014 waves of the "EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions" (EU-SILC). It summarises the main results of the in-depth analysis of these two datasets, identifies an optimal set of robust children MSD items and recommends a child-specific MSD indicator for use by EU countries and the European Commission in their regular social monitoring. In doing this, the paper replicates and expands on the methodological framework outlined in Guio et al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9491-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5937875PMC
October 2017
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Factor Structure and Factorial Invariance of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire among Children of Prisoners and their Parents.

Child Indic Res 2018 24;11(2):649-660. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 4DH UK.

Parental imprisonment has been linked to a variety of adverse psychological outcomes for children and adolescents. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) has been widely used to assess behavioural and emotional difficulties among 7-17 year olds in the general population and more recently has been utilised among samples of children of prisoners. Previous research has variously tested traditional one-, three- and five- factor solutions to the SDQ, and more recently one bifactor solution has been examined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-017-9464-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5838117PMC
March 2017
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Unpacking the Relationship between Parental Migration and Child well-Being: Evidence from Moldova and Georgia.

Child Indic Res 2018 25;11(2):423-440. Epub 2017 Mar 25.

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, Boschstraat 24, 6211AX, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Using household survey data collected between September 2011 and December 2012 from Moldova and Georgia, this paper measures and compares the multidimensional well-being of children with and without parents abroad. While a growing body of literature has addressed the effects of migration for children 'left behind', relatively few studies have empirically analysed if and to what extent migration implies different well-being outcomes for children, and fewer still have conducted comparisons across countries. To compare the outcomes of children in current- and non-migrant households, this paper defines a multidimensional well-being index comprised of six dimensions of wellness: education, physical health, housing conditions, protection, communication access, and emotional health. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5838114PMC
March 2017
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The Importance of Contextual Factors in Carrying Out Childhood Violence Surveys: a Case Study from Indonesia.

Child Indic Res 2018 17;11(2):405-421. Epub 2017 Feb 17.

3School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059 Australia.

Nationally representative research into violence against children is necessary to understand the scale and complexity of such violence and to evaluate prevention efforts. To date, however, most countries do not have adequate data. In 2013, the government of Indonesia conducted a national Violence Against Children Survey (VACS). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5838122PMC
February 2017
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How are Immigrant Children in Sweden Faring? Mean Income, Affluence and Poverty Since the 1980s.

Child Indic Res 2018 8;11(1):329-353. Epub 2016 Sep 8.

1Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, P.O. Box 720, SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.

This article presents new research on income-based child indicators for immigrant children from 17 different national backgrounds and children of parents born in Sweden observed during the 3-year periods 1983-85, 1995-97 and 2008-10. This research examines mean household income, representation at the top of the income distribution and relative poverty differ for immigrant children from the corresponding levels among children with native born parents. Most of the analysis is concentrated on the second generation of immigrant children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-016-9416-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816777PMC
September 2016
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'They Say HIV is a Punishment from God or from Ancestors': Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Assessment of an HIV Stigma Scale for South African Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV-SS).

Child Indic Res 2018 23;11(1):207-223. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

4Department of Social Work, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 90 % of the world's adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV). HIV-stigma and the resultant fear of being identified as HIV-positive can compromise the survival of these youth by undermining anti-retroviral treatment initiation and adherence. To date, no HIV-stigma measures have been validated for use with ALHIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-016-9428-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816760PMC
November 2016
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Analyzing Gender Differences in the Relationship between Family Influences and Adolescent Offending among Boys and Girls.

Authors:
E-L Nilsson

Child Indic Res 2017 16;10(4):1079-1094. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö, Sweden.

The aim of this paper is to examine gender differences in several dimensions of family-related variables in the explanation of adolescent offending. Analyses are conducted to examine: 1) whether boys and girls differ in levels of offending and in levels of family variables respectively, 2) whether the correlations between family variables and offending differ by gender, and 3) whether the family variables explain gender differences in adolescent offending. The study employs self-report data from a sample of young adolescents in Halmstad, Sweden ( = 889). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5688181PMC
December 2016
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Gendered Perceptions of Migration Among Ghanaian Children in Transnational Care.

Child Indic Res 2017 12;10(4):971-993. Epub 2016 Jul 12.

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University, Boschstraat 24, 6211 AX Maastricht, The Netherlands.

This study empirically measures the perceptions towards maternal and paternal migration of male and female children who stay behind in Ghana. It analyses survey data collected in 2010 among secondary school children aged 11-18 in four urban areas with high out-migration rates: the greater Accra region, Kumasi, Sunyani and Cape Coast ( = 1965). The results show significant gendered differences in how children perceive parental migration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-016-9407-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5688207PMC
July 2016
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(Re)examining the Relationship Between Children's Subjective Wellbeing and Their Perceptions of Participation Rights.

Child Indic Res 2017 23;10(3):591-608. Epub 2016 May 23.

School of Education, Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN UK.

In recent years wellbeing has been linked increasingly with children's rights, often characterised as central to their realisation. Indeed it has been suggested that the two concepts are so intertwined that their pairing has become something of a mantra in the literature on childhood. This paper seeks to explore the nature of the relationship between wellbeing and participation rights, using a recently developed 'rights-based' measure of children's participation in school and community, the Children's Participation Rights Questionnaire (CPRQ), and an established measure of subjective wellbeing - KIDSCREEN-10. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-016-9396-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5539262PMC
May 2016
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Assessing Spatial and Temporal Differences in State-Level Child Well-Being Based on Tests of Statistical Significance.

Child Indic Res 2016 Dec 9;9(4):1077-1093. Epub 2015 Dec 9.

Data and Demographic Services, LLC,

The concept of child well-being is central to the study of children and are reflected in data books, statistical indices, and report cards. Statistical indicators of child well-being are increasingly used to examine the quality of life for children. Such reports are often used to examine differences across geographic areas (spatial differences) and changes over time (temporal differences). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9354-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5300055PMC
December 2016
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Ecological Factors of Being Bullied Among Adolescents: a Classification and Regression Tree Approach.

Child Indic Res 2016 Sep 12;9(3):743-756. Epub 2015 Oct 12.

School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA.

Being bullied is a well-recognized trauma for adolescents. Bullying can best be understood through an ecological framework since bullying or being bullied involves risk factors at multiple contextual levels. The purpose of the study was to identify the risk and protective factors that best differentiate groups along with the outcome variable of interest (being bullied) using Classification and Regression Tree (CART) analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9343-DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5015696PMC
September 2016
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Trends in Child Poverty in Sweden: Parental and Child Reports.

Child Indic Res 2016;9:825-854. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

Institute for Futures Studies (IFFS), Stockholm, 11136 Sweden ; Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm, Sweden ; Nuffield College, Oxford University, Oxford, OX1 1NF UK.

We use several family-based indicators of household poverty as well as child-reported economic resources and problems to unravel child poverty trends in Sweden. Our results show that absolute (bread-line) household income poverty, as well as economic deprivation, increased with the recession 1991-96, then reduced and has remained largely unchanged since 2006. Relative income poverty has however increased since the mid-1990s. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4958129PMC
September 2015

Psychometric Validation of the Revised Family Affluence Scale: a Latent Variable Approach.

Child Indic Res 2016;9:771-784. Epub 2015 Oct 18.

School of Medicine, Medical & Biological Sciences, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK.

The aim was to develop and test a brief revised version of the family affluence scale. A total of 7120 students from Denmark, Greenland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Scotland and Slovakia reported on a list of 16 potential indicators of affluence. Responses were subject to item screening and test of dimensionality. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4958120PMC
October 2015
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Children's Bonding with Parents and Grandparents and Its Associated Factors.

Child Indic Res 2016 Jun 30;9(2):551-564. Epub 2015 Aug 30.

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Previous literature has focused on the importance of both parental and grandparental bonding. However, few studies have been conducted to measure children's bonding with parents and grandparents simultaneously, especially tested by the same instrument that offers more comparable results. Therefore, we studied the relationships between parental and grandparental bonding using the Parental Bonding Instrument (PBI), and possible associations between these bonds and sociodemographic variables in 905 Chinese children aged 10-14 years. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4894324PMC
June 2016
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Validity and Reliability of the Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 2-5 Years.

Child Indic Res 2016;9:533-550. Epub 2015 Aug 14.

Basic Trust (organization of specialists in education, attachment and adoption/foster care), Haarlem, The Netherlands.

The Attachment Insecurity Screening Inventory (AISI) 2-5 years is a parent-report questionnaire for assessing attachment insecurity in preschoolers. Validity and reliability of the AISI 2-5 years were examined in a general sample ( = 429) and in a clinical sample ( = 71). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) confirmed a three-factor model of avoidant, ambivalent/resistant and disorganized attachment, and one higher-order factor of total attachment insecurity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9322-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4884569PMC
August 2015
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A new version of the HBSC Family Affluence Scale - FAS III: Scottish Qualitative Findings from the International FAS Development Study.

Child Indic Res 2016;9:233-245. Epub 2015 Aug 2.

CAHRU University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK.

A critical review of the Family Affluence Scale (FAS) concluded that FAS II was no longer discriminatory within very rich or very poor countries, where a very high or a very low proportion of children were categorised as high FAS or low FAS respectively (Currie et al. 2008). The review concluded that a new version of FAS - FAS III - should be developed to take into account current trends in family consumption patterns across the European region, the US and Canada. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9325-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4757604PMC
August 2015
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The Subjective Well-Being of School Children. The First Findings from the Children's Worlds Study in Poland.

Child Indic Res 2016;9:39-50. Epub 2015 Mar 26.

Department of Statistics and Demography, The Poznan University of Economics, Poznań, Poland.

The paper presents the first findings of the children's subjective well-being survey in Poland, which was conducted among representative sample of over 3000 pupils aged 8, 10 and 12 years from Wielkopolska region in spring 2014. The study is a part of International Survey of Children's Well-being (ISCWeB) - Children's Worlds, developed by the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI). The main purpose of the ISCWeB project is to gain a broad knowledge of children's lives, their relationships with family members and friends, daily activities, time use and, in particular, their own perceptions and evaluations of their well-being. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4757598PMC
March 2015
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The Current Evidence Base and Future Needs in Improving Children's Well-Being Across Europe: is There a Case for a Comparative Longitudinal Survey?

Child Indic Res 2016 10;9(2):371-388. Epub 2015 Jul 10.

Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building Rosamond Street West, Manchester, M15 6LL UK.

There has been a growing interest among academics, policy makers and practitioners in the subjective well-being of children and young people (CYP). The recognition of CYP's rights to having a good childhood and good future life chances, coupled with the injunction from the New Sociology of Childhood to consult with CYP as active agents have also resulted in an increasing interest in the use of well-being as a key concept in policy programmes in many countries. In recent years, child well-being has become a priority for the European political agenda. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-015-9323-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5309301PMC
July 2015
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Parent and Child Reporting of Corporal Punishment: New Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study.

Child Indic Res 2015 Jun 2;8(2):347-358. Epub 2014 Aug 2.

Teacher's College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.

This paper provides new evidence on parent and child reporting of corporal punishment, drawing on data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a birth cohort study of families in 20 medium to large US cities. In separate interviews, 9 year olds and their mothers (N=1,180 families) were asked about the frequency of corporal punishment in the past year. Mothers and children were asked questions with slightly different response categorize which are harmonized in our analysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-014-9258-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5380381PMC
June 2015
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Social Variations in Perceived Parenting Styles among Norwegian Adolescents.

Child Indic Res 2014 28;7:649-670. Epub 2014 Feb 28.

NOVA - Norwegian Social Research, Box 3223, Elisenberg, 0208 Oslo, Norway.

Previous research has documented the associations between parenting and parenting styles and child and adolescent outcomes. Little is known, however, about the social structuring of parenting in contemporary Nordic welfare states. A possible hypothesis is that socioeconomic variations in parenting styles in present-day Norway will be small because of material affluence, limited income inequality, and an active welfare state. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-014-9239-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4124240PMC
February 2014
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Screen Time at Home and School among Low-Income Children Attending Head Start.

Child Indic Res 2014 Jun;7(2):421-436

Division of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Objective: To describe the patterns of screen viewing at home and school among low-income preschool-aged children attending Head Start and identify factors associated with high home screen time in this population. Few studies have examined both home and classroom screen time, or included computer use as a component of screen viewing.

Methods: Participants were 2221 low-income preschool-aged children in the United States studied in the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) in spring 2007. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4039202PMC
June 2014
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Delinquency Among Adolescents with Disabilities.

Child Indic Res 2012 Dec;5(4)

Department of Sociology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA.

This study expands upon previous research by utilizing nationally representative data and multivariate analyses to examine the relationship between an adolescent's disability status and their likelihood of engaging in a spectrum of delinquent behaviors through age 16. Logistic regression models of 7,232 adolescents from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 are used to investigate the association between the presence of a learning disability or emotional condition, chronic health condition, sensory condition, physical disability, or multiple conditions and ten delinquent acts, including violence-related delinquency, property crimes, drug offenses, and arrest. Additional analyses explore differences in delinquency prevalence by more specific types of limiting conditions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3837419PMC
December 2012
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Putting Youth on the Map: A Pilot Instrument for Assessing Youth Well-Being.

Child Indic Res 2013 Jun 12;6(2):257-280. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Department of Human Ecology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 USA.

Extant measures of adolescent well-being in the United States typically focus on negative indicators of youth outcomes. Indices comprised of such measures paint bleak views of youth and orient action toward the prevention of problems over the promotion of protective factors. Their tendency to focus analyses at a state or county geographic scale produces limited information about localized outcome patterns that could inform policymakers, practitioners and advocacy networks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-012-9170-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3641302PMC
June 2013
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Adapting the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire (FCQ) for Bilingual Filipino Adolescents: Validating English and Filipino Versions.

Child Indic Res 2013 Jun 3;6(2):237-256. Epub 2012 Oct 3.

Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

This study examined the applicability of the English and Filipino versions of the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire (FCQ) among Filipino high school students. The FCQ measures the external forces in students' social environments that can influence their motivation for school. It is composed of 11 factors: university intention, school valuing, parent support, teacher support, peer help, leave school, pride from others, negative parent influence, affect to school, negative peer influence, and positive peer influence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-012-9167-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3641291PMC
June 2013
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The Hong Kong Early Child Development Scale: A Validation Study.

Child Indic Res 2013 Mar 3;6(1):115-135. Epub 2012 Oct 3.

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

This paper reports on the development and validation of the Hong Kong Early Child Development Scale (HKECDS), a holistic measure of child development designed specifically for preschool children in Hong Kong. Scale development was an iterative process and the first version of the scale contained 190 items whereas the final version includes only 95. Children ranging in age from three to six years were administered trial versions of the HKECDS in Studies 1 (n = 60) and 2 (n = 240). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-012-9161-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3568467PMC
March 2013
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Ready or Not: Predicting High and Low School Readiness Among Teen Parents' Children.

Child Indic Res 2012 Jun 13;5(2):253-279. Epub 2011 Oct 13.

University of Colorado Boulder.

Past research has documented compromised development for teenage mothers' children compared to others, but less is known about predictors of school readiness among these children or among teenage fathers' children. Our multidimensional measures of high and low school readiness incorporated math, reading, and behavior scores and parent-reported health. Using parent interviews and direct assessments from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, we predicted high and low school readiness shortly before kindergarten among children born to a teenage mother and/or father (N≈800). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-011-9126-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3347700PMC
June 2012
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Cross-Cultural Validation of the Inventory of School Motivation (ISM) in the Asian Setting: Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Child Indic Res 2012 Mar 10;5(1):135-153. Epub 2011 Jun 10.

Students' achievement goals in school have received increasing research attention because they have been shown to be important in predicting important outcomes. As such, there has been a growing interest in measuring and comparing them across different cultural groups. However, these comparisons cannot be made until validity evidence has been attained to support the use of an instrument in the new cultural setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-011-9117-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3280387PMC
March 2012
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Who Matters for Children's Early Development? Race/Ethnicity and Extended Household Structures in the United States.

Child Indic Res 2011 Jul;4(3):389-411

Sociology and Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, 483 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0483, USA.

Taking advantage of recent data that permit an assessment of the importance of extended household members in operationalizing the relationship between family structure and children's early development, this study incorporated coresident grandparents, other kin, and nonkin to investigate the associations between extended household structure and U.S. children's cognitive and behavioral outcomes at age 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-010-9090-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3172319PMC
July 2011
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Quality of Life Measurement for Children with Life-Threatening Conditions: Limitations and a New Framework.

Child Indic Res 2011 Jan;4(1):145-160

Departments of Health Outcomes and Policy, and the Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida, 1329 SW 16th Street, Room 5277, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA.

About 500,000 children are coping with life-threatening conditions (LTC) in the United States every year. Different service programs such as an integrated pediatric palliative care program may benefit health-related quality of life (HRQOL) which is a great concern of this children population and their families. However, evidence is limited about the appropriate HRQOL instruments for use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-010-9079-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3133777PMC
January 2011
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Towards Conceptualizing Child Wellbeing in India: The Need for a Paradigm Shift.

Child Indic Res 2010 Jul 13;3(3):385-408. Epub 2010 Apr 13.

Globally, there is a vast array of social indicators, many of these specifically oriented to the lives, experience and needs of children. This approach is much more advanced in developed economies and rich countries, where the focus has widened and shifted progressively towards a full recognition of the non-monetary dimensions of child wellbeing. At present, there would appear to be a propitious academic, activist and policy conjuncture for the widening of the discourse on child deprivation in India. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-010-9065-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2882047PMC

Indicators for Measuring Material Affluence of Adolescents in Health Inequality Research in Developing Countries.

Child Indic Res 2010 Apr 3;3(2):243-260. Epub 2009 Oct 3.

The aim of the present study was to (i) develop a material affluence scale (MAS) for measuring adolescent SES in health inequality research in developing countries, (ii) compare the association of the MAS with the parental SES measures (parental occupation and education), and (iii) evaluate the association of parental SES and MAS with key health and health behaviour indicators. We used school-based cross-sectional survey conducted in thirty districts within three administrative regions in southern Ghana (a West African country) among adolescents ages 12-18-year old (N = 1,195) as an example. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was used as the main statistical technique. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-009-9045-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2837228PMC
April 2010
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The Importance of Choice and Definition for the Measurement of Child Poverty-the case of Vietnam.

Child Indic Res 2009 Sep 8;2(3):245-263. Epub 2009 Jan 8.

Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Increased attention to childrens' special position within poverty measurement resulted in the development of various child poverty approaches in the last decade. Analysis shows that their development processes involve a similar set of steps and decisions, predominantly taken in the same sequence. However, it also becomes apparent that many of these decisions are made implicitly rather than explicitly, resulting in unclear and non-transparent underlying constructs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-008-9028-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2837210PMC
September 2009

Child Well-Being in Rich Countries: UNICEF's Ranking Revisited, and New Symmetric Aggregating Operators Exemplified.

Authors:
Theo K Dijkstra

Child Indic Res 2009 Sep 24;2(3):303-317. Epub 2009 Feb 24.

In a report published in 2007 UNICEF measured six dimensions of child well-being for the majority of the economically advanced nations. No overall scores are given, but countries are listed in the order of their average rank on the dimensions, which are therefore implicitly assigned 'equal importance'. In this study we take 'equal importance' to mean that the final aggregation is symmetrical in the scores and the ranks, i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-009-9036-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2837229PMC
September 2009
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