Trends in the Well-Being of America's Children and Youth, 1999. Acknowledgments

04/01/1999

This report, and its earlier editions, would not have been possible without the substantial support of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics whose member agencies provided data and carefully reviewed relevant sections. The contributing departments and agencies include: the National Center for Education Statistics; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the National Center for Health Statistics; the Bureau of the Census; the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Administration for Children and Families; the Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture; the Office of Management and Budget; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

In addition, researchers from the Family and Child Well-being Research Network, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, conducted original analyses for this report in order to produce indicators in areas with particular need of data development. We especially thank Randal Day of the University of Washington, Anne Driscoll of Child Trends, Greg Duncan of Northwestern University, and Sandra Hofferth of the University of Michigan for a number of measures they produced for this report.

Special thanks to the many people in ASPE who contributed to the development, review, and production of this report. Thanks go to Pat Ruggles, Ann Segal, Barbara Broman, Chris Snow, Matt Stagner, Amy Nevel, Gil Crouse, Reuben Snipper, Devon Corneal, Leslie Hardy, Don Oellerich, Linda Mellgren, Sonia Chessen, David Nielsen, Kelleen Kaye, Laura Feig Radel, Martha Moorehouse, Ann McCormick, and Caroline Taplin. David Peabody and Toni Garrison deserves special thanks for their creativity in designing this document. Chris Smith deserves special thanks for providing the photography for the cover. Thanks to Catherine and Tommy Jordan, Alyssa, Cheyenne, and Kyla Mattu, Courtney Smith, Lauren, and Nicholas.

Several non-federal individuals and organizations also supplied data or analyses for this report including the Survey Research Center and Institute for Social Research of the University of Michigan; the National Center for Juvenile Justice; Paul Jargowski of the University of Texas at Dallas; and William Frey of the University of Michigan.

Part one of this report was produced under contract by Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to studying children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and analysis. Brett Brown served as project director and Sharon Vandivere served as project manager. Other Child Trends staff who contributed to researching and writing this report include Lauren Camphausen, Richard Wertheimer, Tamara Halle, Jennifer Ehrle, Cristina Lizarazu, and Martha Steketee. Production assistance was provided by Fanette Jones and Carla Butler. Editorial reviews were completed by Scott Forrey and other staff of the Urban Institute Press. In addition, Kris Moore and Carol Emig made many substantive and editorial contributions throughout the development of this report.

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