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Children’s Views on Their Lives and Well-being

Findings from the Children’s Worlds Project

Benefits

  • Presents findings of the most extensive and diverse study conducted globally on children’s own views of their lives

  • Provides a unique comparative insight into the similarities and differences in children’s lives and well-being around the world

  • Provides a detailed discussion of policy and practical implications of the study on children’s lives and presents directions for future research

Book

Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 1-7
  3. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 9-17
  4. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 33-44
  5. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 45-62
  6. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 63-79
  7. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 81-88
  8. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 99-107
  9. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 109-119
  10. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 121-128
  11. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 129-139
  12. Gwyther Rees
    Pages 173-184

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a comprehensive overview of findings from the Children’s Worlds project – the most extensive and diverse study to have been conducted globally on children’s own views of their lives. It provides a unique comparative insight into the similarities and differences in children’s lives and well-being around the world, including findings that challenge prevailing assumptions of where, and in what contexts, children might experience a ‘good childhood’. 

The book draws out the key messages and implications from the study and identifies directions for future work on child well-being. It will be of interest to researchers and students in the field of childhood studies, as well as a wide range of professionals and organisations concerned with improving children’s quality of life.

Keywords

Children’s World Study Children’s Subjective Well-being Context of Children’s Lives Adolescence and Early Childhood Children’s Daily Activities Positive and Negative Aspects of Child Well-being Factors Associated with Overall Child Well-being

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Social Policy Research UnitUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Gwyther Rees (Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, UK) is the Research Director of the Children’s Worlds project – an international study of children’s lives and well-being. Gwyther has researched and published on a range of social policy issues relevant to children and young people as well as on children’s subjective well-being.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Children’s Views on Their Lives and Well-being
  • Book Subtitle Findings from the Children’s Worlds Project
  • Authors Gwyther Rees
  • Series Title Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Children's Well-Being
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65196-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-65195-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87971-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-65196-5
  • Series ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series E-ISSN 1879-520X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 184
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child Well-being
    Positive Psychology
    Social Justice, Equality and Human Rights
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