Discussion and Conclusions

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


This final chapter of the book provides a summary of key overall findings from the second wave of the Children’s Worlds survey in terms of three broad themes – the diversity of children’s circumstances; variations in well-being between countries; and variations in well-being within countries. It also discusses the strengths and limitations of the evidence. It then goes on to discuss some of the practical and policy implications of these findings, and concludes by identifying potential directions for future international comparative research on children’s lives and well-being.


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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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