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An international analysis of child welfare


2002 2002

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This dissertation will examine the determinants of international variations in child welfare. In particular, I intend to focus on the relationship between child welfare and the distribution of power in societies. In pursuing this objective, I will proceed in four steps. First, I will identify elements to construct a holistic child welfare index (WINOCENT). Second, drawing on the chapter on literature review, I will assemble and present data on various determinants of child welfare identified in that chapter. I will sort these determinants into two broad categories: structural variables, which are not readily amenable to alternation by policy makers, at least in the short run; and the policy variables, which can be more readily manipulated. Third, I will calculate the National Performance Gaps (NPG)s for the child welfare index (WINOCENT) and the variables comprising it, by regressing them against per capita income using the ordinary least squares method. In the fourth and last stage, regression analysis will be used to examine the relationships between the dependent variable, i.e. the WINOCENT and its constituent elements, and the independent variables, i.e. the structural and policy variables.

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Subject
Economics;
Preschool education;
Welfare;
Child welfare;
Studies;
International;
Power
Classification
0501: Economics
0518: Preschool education
0630: Welfare
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Child welfare; Development economics; Distribution of power; International
Title
An international analysis of child welfare
Author
Dalirazar, Nasrin
Number of pages
179
Publication year
2002
Degree date
2002
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 63/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493525679, 049352567X
Advisor
Boyce, James K.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3039347
ProQuest document ID
251700645
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/251700645
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