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Child Welfare and Child Well-BeingNew Perspectives From the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being$
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Mary Bruce Webb, Kathryn Dowd, Brenda Jones Harden, John Landsverk, and Mark Testa

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195398465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.001.0001

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Study Design and Methods

Study Design and Methods

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(p.3) 1 Study Design and Methods
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Child Welfare and Child Well-Being
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Paul P. Biemer

Kathryn L. Dowd

Mary Bruce Webb

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398465.003.0001

This chapter presents the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) design features that inform the subsamples and measures used for analysis in all the chapters that follow. It shows that NSCAW has contributed to the body of child welfare knowledge by availing researchers of relatively objective data about children's characteristics and functioning, data that can serve as an assessment of service need, which in turn enables researchers to compare that need with services actually received.

Keywords:   Adolescent Well-Being, NSCAW, design features, child welfare

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