Interim Status Report on Research on the Outcomes of Welfare Reform. Child Well­Being


Almost all grantees proposed to study some indicators of child well­being, as shown in Figure A-6.  The most common source of administrative data is the child welfare system (i.e., data on child abuse and neglect, foster care, or both).  In addition, most grantees are proposing to include some type of survey questions about children’s living arrangements and/or interactions with the child welfare system.  Nine grantees also plan to examine some measure of child health status (typically through a survey question), seven grantees plan to ask questions about children’s school attendance, and five grantees plan to include questions addressing child behavior.

Figure 6. Child Well-Being