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Summer, August 1999, Number 59

The Miringhoff's Report on the Social Health of the United States: The Index of Social Health

Michael Hagerty and Kenneth Land describe, in detail, the main themes and approaches to index construction of the book.
They comment on the contributions of the volume more generally and suggest some alternative directions which this line of
social indicators research and social reporting could take in the future.

National Education Goals in the United States: Progress Nationally in Four of Eight

Abbott Ferriss reviews the National Education Goals Panel's 1998 report.
The report shows the progress toward eight stated goals with details by state.

Teen Sex in America

Abbott Ferriss' article looks at a report from KIDS COUNT on When Teens Have Sex.
This special report addresses the problems with statistical trends in pregnancies of 15-19 year olds, their birth rates, and abortion rate.

Symposium on Measuring Well-Being

The Canadian Council on Social Development has issued a report on a symposium on measuring well-being and social indicators.

Indicators of the Status of Early Childhood

Social indicators of the conditions of development of early childhood in the U.S. are presented in a special report of the National Education Goals Panel.

The Quality of Life in Urban Communities

A Quarterly newsletter now focuses upon quality of life indicators of urban places.

Glimpses into the Future

A stream of papers on the future identify prospective changes that should be measured now in order to monitor evolving changes


The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies
ISQOLS Conference 2000, Call for Papers
Journal of Happiness Studies, Call for Papers
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