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Moore, Kristin A.

Works: 202 works in 335 publications in 1 language and 3,100 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: HQ759.4, 306.7088055
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kristin A Moore
What do children need to flourish? : conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development by Kristin Anderson Moore( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What Do Children Need to Flourish? Conceptualizing and Measuring Indicators of Positive Development, part of the Search Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and society, focuses on how scholars and practitioners can begin to build rigorous measures of the positive behaviors and attitudes that result in positive outcomes for children and youth."--Jacket
Choice and circumstance : racial differences in adolescent sexuality and fertility by Kristin A Moore( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the differences between blacks and whites in their early childbearing patterns. In particular it examines the causes of teenage pregnancy and parenting in blacks and its negative effects on parents and children. Fertility data, available information and attitudes about contraception and abortion, education, employment goals, and marriage and family are considered. In the summary and conclusion section, it is suggested that more extensive sex education both from parents and outside sources would be helpful in reducing black teenage pregnancy. Further it is noted that dropping out of school is associated with a high risk for pregnancy. And that therefore programs that make education more economically rewarding would be helpful in controlling the problem. Job training is also found to have a positive effect in reducing teenage pregnancy and is recommended. Although some evidence would suggest that blacks value marriage highly, their attitudes about marriage sometimes differ significantly from those of whites. Black teenagers perceive greater tolerance for out of wedlock childbearing than white youth. Recommendations include better sex education, greater availability of contraception, and clarification of the connection between education, occupational aspirations, and early childbearing. (Cg)
Private crisis, public cost : policy perspectives on teenage childbearing by Kristin A Moore( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-being : positive development across the life course by Marc H Bornstein( )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a holistic examination of well-being across the life course by experts in psychology, sociology, child development, and medicine, and describes foundational strengths for well-being from infancy through adulthood. The chapters are: (1) "a Brief History of the Study of Well-Being in Children and Adults" (Kristin A. Moore and Corey L.M. Keyes); (2) "The Strength-Based Approach to Child Well-Being: Let's Begin with the End in Mind" (Elizabeth L. Pollard and Mark L. Rosenberg); (3) "Holistic Well-Being and the Developing Child" (Jonathan F. Zaff, D. Camille Smith, Martha F. Rogers, Caroline H. Leavitt, Tamara G. Halle, and Marc H. Bornstein); (4) "Good Nutrition--The Imperative for Positive Development" (Caroline H. Leavitt, Thomas F. Tonniges, and Martha F. Rogers); (5) "Preventive Health Care in Early Childhood and through the Life Span" (Thomas F. Tonniges and Caroline H. Leavitt); (6) "Physical Activity and Well-Being" (Jeanette M. Conner); (7) "Promotion of Safety, Security, and Well-Being" (David A. Sleet and James A. Mercy); (8) "Reproductive Health" (Jeanette M. Conner and James E. Dewey); (9) "Growing Up Drug Free: a Developmental Challenge" (Bruce G. Simons-Morton and Denise L. Haynie); (10) "Emotional Development and Well-Being" (Tamara G. Halle); (11) "Emotion Regulation from Infancy through Adolescence" (William G. Graziano and Renee M. Tobin); (12) "Coping as an Element of Developmental Well-Being" (Lisa J. Bridges); (13) "Autonomy as an Element of Developmental Well-Being" (Lisa J. Bridges); (14) "Trust, Attachment, and Relatedness" (Lisa J. Bridges); (15) "Parent-Child Relationships" (Martha J. Cox and Kristina S.M. Harter); (16) "Sibling Relationships" (Brenda L. Volling); (17) "Peer Relationships" (William M. Bukowski); (18) "Positive Development of the Self: Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Identity" (Jonathan F. Zaff and Elizabeth C. Hair); (19) "Prosocial Behavior, Empathy, and Sympathy" (Nancy Eisenberg); (20) "Information Processing and Memory" (Robert V. Kail); (21) "Curiosity, Exploration, and Novelty-Seeking" (Naomi Wentworth and Sam L. Witryol); (22) "Mastery Motivation and Goal Persistence in Young Children" (Kay Donahue Jennings and Laura J. Dietz); (23) "Thinking and Intelligence" (Robert S. Siegler); (24) "Problem-Solving as an Element of Developmental Well-Being" (D. Camille Smith); (25)"Language and Literacy" (Brian MacWhinney and Marc H. Bornstein); (26) "Educational Achievement" (Stephen B. Plank, and Douglas J. MacIver); (27) "Moral Development in Childhood" (Daniel Hart, Debra Burock, Bonita London, and Amanda Miraglia); (28) "Creativity and Talent" (Ellen Winner); (29) "Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: The Critical Passage Ways to Adulthood" (Jacquelynne Eccles, Janice Templeton, Bonnie Barber, and Margaret Stone); (30) "Physical Health and Adult Well-Being" (Edward L. Schneider and Lucy Davidson); (31) "Social and Emotional Engagement in Adulthood" (Donald C. Reitzes); (32) "Cognitive Styles and Well-Being in Adulthood and Old Age" (Derek M. Isaacowitz and Martin E.P. Seligman); (33) "Dimensions of Well-Being and Mental Health in Adulthood" (Corey L.M. Keyes and Mary Beth Waterman); (34) "Child Well-Being: From Elements to Integrations" (Richard M. Lerner, Marc H. Bornstein, and D. Camille Smith); and (35) "Well-Being and the Future: Using Science Based Knowledge to Inform Practice and Policy" (Lucy Davidson, Mark L. Rosenberg, and Kristin A. Moore). (Each chapter contains references. (Kb)
Teenage motherhood, social and economic consequences( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The JOBS evaluation : how well are they faring? : AFDC families with preschool-aged children in Atlanta at the outset of the JOBS evaluation by Stephen Freedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To learn more about how welfare reform affects children, a child-focused study was conducted as part of the larger Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (jobs) evaluation. This study assess the impacts of mothers' mandatory participation in welfare-to-work programs on outcomes for children using a sample of 790 participants. It provides an early look at the experiences and characteristics of mothers and their preschool-aged children receiving aid to families with dependent children in one of three sites in Fulton County (Georgia). On an assessment of school readiness, 4 in 10 children answered half or fewer than half of the items correctly, suggesting that many lack needed skills for school. Two-thirds of the women in this study have only one or two children, and most had positive attitudes toward work, findings that contradicted some common stereotypes about welfare mothers. Important changes were underway within just a few months of entering the jobs program, with the most obvious change being the substantial increase in the proportion of children in child care on a regular basis. Women in program groups were also more likely to have participated in education or job training programs since entering the evaluation. Early data suggest that mandatory work or training has the potential to affect the lives of two generations. Five appendixes discuss study methodology, and present three instruments used in the study. (Contains 7 tables, 41 figures, 24 tables in Appendix b, and 159 references.) (Sld)
A birth cohort study : conceptual and design considerations and rationale( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies : impacts on young children and their families two years after enrollment : findings from the child outcomes study : summary report by Martha J Zaslow( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As policymakers have sought to balance the goal of fostering poor children's well-being with that of encouraging adult's self-sufficiency, public assistance has become more predicated on custodial parents' involvement in work or mandatory welfare-to-work programs. This summary report examines the effects of welfare-to-work programs implemented as part of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program (jobs) on the children of adults mandated to participate. The evaluation focused on children's development and well-being in a sample of families with preschool-age children at the start of the evaluation. The findings indicated that the welfare-to-work programs implemented as part of the jobs program did have significant impacts on children's development, but these impacts were not widespread and were generally small. There were favorable impacts particularly in the area of cognitive development and particularly at one site. There were unfavorable child health impacts, specifically at one site. Findings in the area of children's behavior and emotional adjustment encompassed both favorable and unfavorable impacts. Findings for a subgroup of higher risk families were few and tended generally to be small. Unfavorable impacts were found for children from lower-risk families at three sites. The unfavorable and policy relevant impacts occurred in a concentrated manner and some had moderate to large effect sizes. It was concluded that most children were not adversely affected, and in some cases were helped, by their mothers' participation in a jobs program. Further follow-up will be important because of the limited unfavorable impacts. (Contains 37 references.) (Kb)
National survey of children : wave I, 1976, wave II, 1981, and wave III, 1987 by Nicholas Zill( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this study was to assess the physical, social, and psychological well-being of American children, to develop a national profile of the way children in the United States live, to permit analysis of the relationships between the conditions of children's lives and measures of child development, and to examine the effects of marital disruption on the development of children and on the operation of single and multi-parent families. Information is provided on the child's well-being, family, experiences with family disruption, behavior, physical health, and mental health
Adolescent sex, contraception, and childbearing : a review of recent research by Kristin A Moore( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past several decades, the teenage birth rate in the United States has exceeded that of other industrialized nations. To explore the factors behind this high birth rate, this volume summarizes recent research conducted in the United States on the perceived causes of teenage childbearing. This review is organized around the events leading to teenage childbirth, including the transition into having sexual intercourse; use of contraception at first intercourse and use at current or recent intercourse; and, if pregnancy occurs, decisions about abortion, adoption, and marriage. Although most teens do not want to become parents, those most at risk of becoming parents during their teen years are those least well-situated to raise a healthy, well-adjusted, and high-achieving child. Factors that affect sexual and pregnancy risk-taking among disadvantaged youth are not well understood and require better data and new research; researchers would need to focus on the correlates of pregnancy prevention among low-income adolescents. The effects of varied forms of mass media, including television, music, and videos, also require better data and carefully designed empirical research. Likewise, research on the effects of policy variables, such as welfare and family planning services, remains inadequate. Results are presented in 31 tables, charts, and graphs. Contains a bibliography of over 400 items. (RJM)
Out-of-wedlock pregnancy and childbearing by Kristin A Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statistical portrait of adolescent sex, contraception, and childbearing by Kristin A Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family drug support : a guide to coping by Kristin A Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not just for girls : the roles of boys and men in teen pregnancy prevention by Kristin A Moore( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication, "Not Just for Girls," presents the program of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy formed in early 1996 as one of its commitment to male involvement. It offers information about the roles played by boys and men in the prevention of teenage pregnancy and the innovative ways to reach out to males in prevention efforts. The first chapter, "Partners, Predators, Peers Protectors," offers a concrete information on the roles played by men and boys in causing and preventing teen pregnancy. The second chapter, "Be Proud, Be Responsible, Be a Man: Involving Boys and Men in Teen Pregnancy Prevention," summarizes the meeting conducted on February 1997. It begins with a discussion on the male sexual behavior and adolescent male development. Furthermore, this chapter discusses the significance of understanding male physical, sexual, and psychological development when designing prevention initiatives, highlights lessons learned from practitioners responsible in implementing male involvement programs, and offers suggestions about opportunities for funding
Adolescent pregnancy prevention programs : interventions and evaluations by Kristin A Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widespread concern about teenage childbearing led to the establishment of numerous intervention programs throughout the United States during the 1980s. Nevertheless, between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s, the teen birth rate rose in every state. This volume examines numerous prevention programs and makes recommendations for establishing effective preventative measures. Research shows that no remarkably successful program stands out in reducing adolescent childbearing. Unfortunately, aside from a few well-designed, well-implemented, and well-evaluated studies, most of the program that have been implemented have been small, ad hoc, and poorly designed short-term projects. To identify strategies that will affect levels of adolescent sexual activity, contraceptive use, and pregnancy, it will be necessary to mount a coherent set of evaluation studies based on theory and existing research, using rigorous experimental methods. There is a need to develop broader programs that not only focus on poverty, school failure, and family problems, but also develop family strengths. Three appendices, which make up the bulk of the document, are: (1) Programs/Interventions by Evaluation Approach; (2) Power Analyses, which describes a statistical measure of a program's effect; and (3) Pregnancy Prevention Programs and Evaluations: Detailed Descriptions. Contains a 300-item bibliography. (RJM)
The effect of government policies on out-of-wedlock sex and pregnancy by Kristin A Moore( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving national statistics on children, youth, and families : a report on recommendations made at the Interagency Conference on Child and Family Statistics by Nicholas Zill( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Interagency Conference on Child and Family Statistics was organized around seven groups that were asked to develop specific recommendations for improving the federal statistical database on children and families. This booklet is a report on the recommendations made at the conference. The first part of the report distills and synthesizes the recommendations, representing a selective summary of those proposals that seemed to have broad support from conference participants. More specifically, topics addressed included (1) continued interagency coordination among the federal agencies, (2) modifications to existing data programs, (3) new data collection programs, and (4) maintaining basic statistical series on children and families. The second part of the report presents the complete set of recommendations made by each of the following seven issue groups: Health Status, Nutrition, and Use of Preventive Services in Infancy and Early Childhood; Family Income, Non-Cash Benefits, and Expenditures for Children; Family Structure, Parental Employment, and Child Care; Families, Schools, and Educational Outcomes; Health-Related Behaviors in Middle Childhood and Adolescence; Children as Victims and Offenders; and Special Populations of Children. (DST)
The consequences of early childbearing : an analysis of selected parental outcomes using results from the national longitudinal survey of young women (PARNES) by Kristin A Moore( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of early childbearing on a woman's later social and economic status are examined in this paper. Previous research has documented an association of early motherhood with lower educational attainment, marital instability, higher subsequent fertility, and later economic poverty. However, these associations have not been tested in multivariate models of attainment that include important controls for social, economic, and motivational factors. Therefore, it is not clear whether the attainment of young women is inhibited by having a first birth at a young age, or whether the achievements of early childbearers are limited by personal and social characteristics other than age at first birth. The analyses summarized in this paper evaluate the attainment of approximately 5000 contemporary young American females as it is affected by the age when they bare their first child. In addition, the effect of the legitimacy status of the birth is evaluated. Quantified results and analytical discussion focus upon education; family size (fertility); marital stability; and occupational and income status. Additional foci include an examination of the relationship between female headed families, welfare dependency, and poverty. Some means are suggested by which the government, the schools, and other institutions could ameliorate the problems of high teenage fertility. (Author/GC)
The consequences of age at first childbirth( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning too soon : adolescent sexual behavior, pregnancy, and parenthood : executive summary( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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What do children need to flourish? : conceptualizing and measuring indicators of positive development
Well-being : positive development across the life course
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