Developing the children's measurement framework: selecting the indicators

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Holder, Holly; Tsang, Tiffany; Vizard, Polly
Equality & Human Rights Commission
Date of publication
1 June 2011
Equality and Human Rights Commission research report; 76
Children and Young People
Social welfare
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The Measurement Frameworks are being developed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to monitor and evaluate progress towards achieving equality and human rights in Britain. This report documents the next step in their development, to select a set of indicators for children and young people within each of the 10 domains of the Equality Measurement Framework (EMF).

A separate set of indicators for children and young people is needed for a number of reasons. These include: the availability and collection of data at a household rather than individual level; recognition of child-specific and young-people specific issues; the need to focus and re-specify existing adult indicators for children and young people, even when they appear to be directly applicable; the need for different approaches depending on the age of a child; and the resolution of a number of complex and sensitive issues around the relationship between children and young people with their family and the state.

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