Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being / Edition 1

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This book is an outcome of a very innovative and unique endeavor: that of the international project "Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being", which involved some 80 experts from 27 countries working together for four years to redefine the concept of children's well-being and to suggest new indicators - beyond survival and basic needs - to measure and monitor the status of children.
The reader will find a sound rationale for conducting such studies and for a consistent and thorough attempt to study and monitor children's well-being. Furthermore, the book presents the most extensive analysis to date of the current field of child well-being indicators and the various projects and studies that are currently under way.
A newly defined context for children's well-being is presented, as well as a set of five "new" domains and some 49 indicators that are recommended for measuring and monitoring children's well-being. Finally, the book discusses how such indicators could be used in the communities where children are living and in the policy making process in order to promote children's well-being.
Readership: Sociologists, anthropologists, social psychologists, social workers, social paedagogues, social paediatricians and other child-related professionals.

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'This is an easy to read book with good information for professionals searching to find ways to measure and monitor well-being in today's children and adolescents.'
International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 14 (2002)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792367895
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Social Indicators Research Series , #7
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; H. Wintersberger. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Rationale for Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being. 2. Existing Efforts Around the World. 3. Underlying Assumptions and Basic Guidelines for Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being. 4. Five 'New' Domains Of Children's Well-Being. 5. Possible Indicators Of Children's Well-Being. 6. How to Measure and Monitor Children's Well-Being. 7. Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being at the Community Level. 8. Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being and the Making of Policy. 9. Summary and Agenda for the Future. Appendix 1: State of the Child Reports. Appendix 2: Members of the International Project. Reference. Index.
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