Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being by Asher Ben-Arieh, Natalie Hevener Kaufman, Arlene Bowers Andrews, Robert M. George |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being

Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being

by Asher Ben-Arieh, Natalie Hevener Kaufman, Arlene Bowers Andrews, Robert M. George
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048156429
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Series:
Social Indicators Research Series, #7
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
Pages:
159
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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