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dc.contributor.authorHeshmati, Almasen_US
dc.contributor.authorBajalan, Chemen S.J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTausch, Arnoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:28:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:28:53Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34778-
dc.description.abstractStarting from the recent UNICEF publications on child poverty in the developed countries, which received a wide audience in the political and scientific world, in this paper we further analyze the UNICEF study data base and present three composite indices that are multidimensional and quantitatively measures of child well-being. While the original UNICEF studies simply added together the ranks on different measurement scales, we present a much more sophisticated approach, with the first of our indicators being a non-parametric measure while the remaining two are parametric. In the non-parametric index of child welfare, the well-being indicators are given same weights in their aggregation to form different components from which an overall index is being constructed. Two different forms of the parametric index are estimated by using principal component analysis. The first model uses a pool of all indicators without classification of the indicators by type of well-being, while the second model estimates first the sub-components separately and then uses the share of variance explained by each principal component to compute the weighted average of each component and their aggregation into an index of overall child well-being. The indices indicate which countries have the best system of child welfare and show how child well-being varies across countries and regions. The indices are composed of six well-being components: material, health and safety, educational well-being, family and peer relationships, behaviours and risks and subjective well-being. Each of the components is generated from a number of well-being sub-indicators.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3203en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc360en_US
dc.subject.keywordChild well-beingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultidimensional indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordprincipal componenten_US
dc.subject.keywordchild povertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild outcomesen_US
dc.subject.keywordOECDen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwSozialer Indikatoren_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.subject.stwSchwellenländeren_US
dc.subject.stwTransformationsstaatenen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.titleMeasurement and analysis of child well-being in middle and high income countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559459327en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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