Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth

  • Suman Verma
  • Anne C. Petersen

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Early Childhood Development: A Domain of Global Importance

  3. Lifelong Learning, Health, and Well-Being Among Children and Youth: Multiple Perspectives on Challenges to Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Ann V. Sanson, Theodore D. Wachs, Silvia H. Koller, Katariina Salmela-Aro
      Pages 115-137
    3. Therese M. S. Tchombe, Lambert Wirdze, Asangha Ngufor Muki
      Pages 139-154
    4. Silvia H. Koller, Alferes Ribeiro, Fernando Niquice, Clarissa Freitas
      Pages 155-168
    5. Radosveta Dimitrova, Pasquale Musso, Iva Polackova Solcova, Delia Stefenel, Fitim Uka, Skerdi Zahaj et al.
      Pages 169-185
    6. Amina Abubakar, Sadaf Shallwani, Stanley Wechuli Wanjala, Patrick Nzivo Mwangala, Moses Kachama Nyongesa
      Pages 187-206
    7. Nikhit D’Sa, Peter C. Scales, Eliel T. Gebru
      Pages 207-221
    8. Ruthaychonnee Sittichai, Timo T. Ojanen, James Burford
      Pages 223-237
    9. Julieta Perez-Amador, Silvia Giorguli
      Pages 239-256
    10. Liane Peña Alampay, Jamie M. Lachman, Bernice Vania Landoy, Bernadette J. Madrid, Catherine L. Ward, Judy Hutchings et al.
      Pages 277-293
  4. Measurement and Monitoring Development and Well-Being Indicators in Sustainable Development Goals

  5. Policy and Systemic Change: Networks, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for Development Science

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 439-468

About this book


This book presents new scientific knowledge on using developmental science to improving lives of children and youth across the globe. It highlights emerging pathways to sustainability as well as the interconnectedness and interdependence of developmental science and sustainable children and youth development globally. Presenting cross-cultural views and current perspectives on the role of developmental science in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals for children and youth development, contributors from different disciplines from low-and-middle-income countries or scholars working in these countries capture ground realities of the situation of children and youth in these regions. This book addresses developmental issues related to inequity, gender, health, education, social protection, and needs of vulnerable populations of children and youth. Other areas of focus are improving mechanisms and monitoring frameworks of development and well-being indicators.


Sustainable Development Goals Positive Youth Development Child Welfare Well-being Indicators in Sustainable Development Goals Measuring Development and Well-Being Indicators Measuring Sustainable Development Capacity Building for Development Science Children and Youth Development The Role of Development Research Peacebuilding through Early Childhood Development Enhancing the Health and Education of Deprived Children Improving Lives of Children and Youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Suman Verma
    • 1
  • Anne C. Petersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Former Head, Department of Human Development & Family Relations, Government Home Science CollegePanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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