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Review of the book: Psychosocial Well-being of Children and Adolescents in Latin America: Evidence-based Interventions. Jorge Castellá Sarriera & Lívia Maria Bedin (Eds.) (2017) Children´s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

Series 16, Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-55600-0
  • Asher Ben-Arieh
Book Review

This edited volume of fifteen chapters presents a unique opportunity to focus on the developing theme of children’s well-being in the context of Latin America.

Recent years have brought a growing interest in the study of children’s well-being, especially as it relates to looking beyond survival, at positive aspects and the current well-being of children in childhood. This has led to a growing interest in children’s subjective well-being and in various settings and countries. However, studies on children in Latin America at large and about their subjective well-being in particular are still scarce. This in itself contributed to my excitement when reading this edited volume. When adding to it the impressive list of contributors and the wide array of topics covered as well as the countries diversity I was eager to read the book and learn more on this important topic.

After reading the book I can say that it delivers what it promised and more. It is a combination of empirical and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Haruv Chair for the Study of Child MaltreatmentHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.The Haruv InstituteJerusalemIsrael

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