Children’s Views on Their Lives and Well-being

Findings from the Children’s Worlds Project

  • Gwyther Rees

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


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.


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

  • Gwyther Rees
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  1. 1.Social Policy Research UnitUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65195-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65196-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-5196
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-520X
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