Child Well-Being : Understanding Children's Lives

Child Well-Being : Understanding Children's Lives

Description

Child well-being, which covers everything from family relationships to their material well-being, is now increasingly being talked about in policy and practice nationally and internationally. However, a lack of clarity remains about what the idea really means and how it can help children.

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. Issues covered include how the idea is being used in government policy and practice in the UK and USA, how children can contribute to the understanding of child well-being, recent advances in the exploration of indicators and measures of well-being, and the importance of context in making comparisons. A concluding chapter explores whether child well-being is a useful concept in understanding children's lives, whether it positively contributes to policy and practice, and the value of international comparisons.

This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them, including practitioners, policymakers, students and academics.


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Details

Author(s)
Colette McAuley, Wendy Rose, Gillian Pugh, Sylda Langford, Peter J. Pecora, Markell Harrison-Jackson, Asher Ben-Arieh, John Rowlands, Johnathan Bradshaw
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
152 x 226 x 16mm | 360g
Publication date
15 Sep 2010
Publisher
JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
25 tables, 8 figures
ISBN10
1843109255
ISBN13
9781843109259
Bestsellers rank
1,181,117