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Introduction

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

Abstract

This book provides an overview of the second wave of the Children’s Worlds project – an international survey of children’s own perspectives on their lives and well-being. The second wave survey was conducted with over 60,000 children aged eight to 12 years old in 18 countries across four continents between 2013 and 2016. The survey makes an important contribution to a growing body of evidence on children’s lives and quality of life globally. This introductory chapter places the project within the context of a broader set of developments in the study of child well-being; provides a historical overview of the development of the Children’s Worlds project; and outlines the structure and content of the book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwyther Rees
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  1. 1.Social Policy Research UnitUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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