developed a series of indicators [for monitoring and supporting the well-being
of children of immigrant origin] based on different levels of the well-being
pyramid described above [terminology] and based on different
units of measurement (individuals, families, structures, resources, and
in its 1996 Progress of Nations Report, suggests a set of indicators going
beyond the 'basic' ones used since 1980 in its own reports. Some of these,
such as children’s mental well-being and crime against young people, are
covered in traditional European measures of basic well-being. Others, such
as risk behaviours and crimes committed by minors, are included in European
behavioural indicators of well-being. Others, such as the 'use of time"
or the 'quality of life of disabled or chronically ill children', reflect
behaviours or measures difficult to transform into indicators. Then there
are structural indicators of the resources available to the child ('leisure
and recreational facilities', for example). There is also the effect of
events on the child (the presence of violence or the threat of violence
in children's lives), describing the environment in which the child lives.
Others represent perception of the world around the child (hope and confidence
or fear and anxiety about the future), which seem to the CHIP analysis
to be dependent variables.
choosing indicators from among the existing ones, in developing new indicators,
and in aggregating indicators into domains, CHIP classified indicators
according to the parameter of measurement.
Measurements of well-being ... measure two diachronic aspects:
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of life while children;
of skills and capabilities guaranteeing well-being in later life."