Sreda, 20. September 2017

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Children and their families: Database on children

  Welcome to the online database on children!

In the database are collected basic indicators, allowing an insight into the life of children. It has been designed to ensure systematic monitoring and studying of the quality of life of children in the Republic of Slovenia in one place. For the purpose of regular monitoring and analysis of progress in the achievement of the objectives and activities for the benefit of children, we have designed a basic set of indicators.

The data in the database are related to children, as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, so the population from 0 and 18 years. In exceptional cases the data for some indicators refer to the population aged up to 19 years old.

The database is formed of thirteen sets of content (categories), which are divided into two basic areas: basic life areas, allowing an insight into the quality of life, and the categories of children, who are in the domestic and international documents identified as vulnerable. The categories are further divided into individual variables that highlight different aspects of individual living areas. Where possible, we collect data that are focused on the child or provide an insight into the subjective assessment of the quality of life of children (child-centred indicators).

The data we present in the database are gathered by different institutions and they pass them to us once a year at our request. Therefore, for each indicator we provide the source of the data and the link to the website of the institution that collects these data. The database includes data for the latest available year (in the case of a longitudinal research like HBSC, in which data are collected periodically on every four years – 2002, 2006, 2010 …, the latest available data are those, which have been obtained at the last point of time).

The aim of the database is continually supplementing and updating the data. The data considered are of a secondary origin, so in collecting the data we are limited and depend to a considerable extent on the range of data available to other institutions, which are primary data collectors. For this reason some of the indicators are not listed in the database, as we have no information on them (the list of so-called »empty indicators«), and for the same reason some of the data are not divided into more details (e. g. by gender, socio-economic position, ethnic origin, etc.).

 

Overview of the categories and variables in the database on children

 

Categories

Variables

Demography

1. Population
2. Family structure
3. Household structure
4. Fertility
5. Mortality
6. Abortion

Social-economic

Security

1. Distribution of the income of households with children

2. Income sources of households with children

3. Family affluence scale

4. Inequality of income distribution

5. Recipients of the transfers for children

6. Absolute poverty

7. Relative poverty

8. Subjective experience of poverty

Education

1. Financial means for education
2. Pre-school education
3. Primary school education
4. Secondary school education
5. Well-being at school

Health

1. Body weight

2. Physical activity
3. Dietary habits
4. Suicidality
5. Hospital treatment
6. Availability of medical staff
7. Subjective assessment of health
8. Children and alcohol
9. Children and illicit drugs
10. Children and tobacco

Residence and environment

1. Dwelling suitability
2. Housing conditions
3. Housing status
4. Environment

Paid child labour

1. Child labour
2. Employed young people
3. Work through the student job service
4. Unemployed young people

Leisure and participation

1. Children's activities in their spare time
2. Socialisation
3. Participation at home and at school
4. Subjective assessment of the impact on the daily life

Children, members of the roma community

1. Data on the population of roma children
2. Integration in educational/school system

Children, deprived of a normal family life

1. Custody
2. Adoptions
3. Alimonies
4. Foster care

Children with special needs

1. Institutions and homes for children with special needs
2. Education of children with special needs
3. Financial means for the care and protection of children
4. Subjective experience of the barriers in social environments

Unaccompanied children

1. Children, who have acquired the status of international protection

2. Children, who have obtained refugee status with their families

Children, experiencing violence

1. Emergency accommodation
2. Measures against perpetrators
3. Criminal offences in which at least one of the victims is a child or minor
4. Types of injuries in children, victims of crime
5. The age structure of children and juveniles, victims of crime
6. Family violence
7. Children, victims of crime under the individual chapters kz-01
8. Children, victims of crime at school or in the immediate vicinity of the school
9. Subjective experience of violence

Deviant behaviour

1. Peer violence
2. Juveniles suspected of involvement in criminal offenses
3. Discussed criminal offenses, in which at least one minor was under suspicion
4. Measures of social work centres in cases of juvenile delinquency
5. Measures of the country/prosecution and courts in cases of juvenile delinquency