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– James Garbarino, Loyola University Chicago
“Covers a satisfying and unprecedentedly wide range of research relating to childhood. The contributors include many eminent international scholars of childhood, making the book a valuable resource for child researchers. Child advocates will also find the book to be invaluable in their efforts to improve children's well-being, and to change policies and practices for the better.”
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Chapter 23: Use of Administrative Data in Childhood Research
Use of Administrative Data in Childhood Research
Over the past two decades, there has been a steady increase in the use of administrative data to construct child indicators, to evaluate child and family services and education, and to generally study child well-being and the family and community conditions in which children live. Although the status of the use of administrative data varies from country to country and often within countries, access to this data source by researchers has generally improved, although there are still many bureaucratic, legal, and technical obstacles. These data are typically available in many domains of child well-being, including education, human services, health, juvenile justice, anti-poverty programs, nutrition, and child maltreatment.1
Full coverage of all of ...