Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. H. Summary


In sum, indicators of the social context of families have a wealth of theory and research upon which to draw within each domain of family interaction. An indicator chartbook based upon this research for each of these domains follows as a starting point for consideration. All of the indicators presented have a source of data from which indicators could be developed. However, this project has also focused on the development of indicators for which there are no current measures or data sources. Working papers have been written to explore important gaps in measurement and data availability that limit our ability to portray a complete picture of the social context of families. They are:

Chart A: Social Ecological Model of Development
Chart A: Social Ecological Model of Development. See text for explanation.

Source: Coatsworth, J.D. (2002)

(Family Formation)
(Child 0-5)
(Child 6-11)
Secondary School
(Child 12-17)
Young Adults
Chart B: Family Life Cycle Stages
Contextual Domains          
Family Structure          
Family Functioning          
Family, Work, and Childcare          
School Involvement and Civic Engagement          
Youth Development          
Social Connections          

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