Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frønes, Jill E. Korbin
    Pages 1-27
  3. Multiple Perspectives on Child Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Bengt Sandin
      Pages 31-86
    3. Thomas S. Weisner
      Pages 87-103
    4. Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen, Barrie Thorne
      Pages 105-130
  4. Multiple Approaches to Child Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Alexander Bagattini
      Pages 163-186
    3. Adeline Jabès, Charles A. Nelson
      Pages 219-247
    4. Sabine Andresen
      Pages 249-278
    5. Christopher Greeley, Howard Dubowitz
      Pages 301-315
    6. Sally Brinkman, Fiona Stanley
      Pages 317-350
    7. Gabriella Conti, James J. Heckman
      Pages 363-401
    8. Sheila B. Kamerman, Shirley Gatenio-Gabel
      Pages 403-413
    9. Jo Moran-Ellis, Anna Bandt, Heinz Sünker
      Pages 415-435
    10. Edward G. J. Stevenson, Carol M. Worthman
      Pages 485-512
    11. Ferran Casas, Mònica González, Dolors Navarro
      Pages 513-554
    12. Arne Holte, Margaret M. Barry, Mona Bekkhus, Anne Inger Helmen Borge, Lucy Bowes, Ferran Casas et al.
      Pages 555-631
  5. Theoretical Approaches to Child Well-Being

  6. Children’s Activities and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 795-795
    2. E. Scott Huebner, Kimberly J. Hills, Xu Jiang, Rachel F. Long, Ryan Kelly, Michael D. Lyons
      Pages 797-819
    3. Michael Bourdillon
      Pages 821-861
    4. Jaume Trilla, Ana Ayuste, Ingrid Agud
      Pages 863-894
    5. Jan Van Gils
      Pages 895-910
    6. Yngvar Ommundsen, Knut Løndal, Sigmund Loland
      Pages 911-940
    7. Daniel Hart, Kyle Matsuba, Robert Atkins
      Pages 957-975
    8. Sara Raley
      Pages 999-1031
  7. Arts, Creativity and Child Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1033-1033
    2. Ellen Handler Spitz
      Pages 1035-1052
    3. Khin Yee Lo, Koji Matsunobu
      Pages 1053-1078
  8. Spirituality and Religion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1099-1099
    2. Peter C. Scales, Amy K. Syvertsen, Peter L. Benson, Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, Arturo Sesma Jr.
      Pages 1101-1135
    3. George W. Holden, Paul Alan Williamson
      Pages 1137-1169
    4. Kurt Bangert
      Pages 1171-1207
  9. An Ecological Perspective on Child Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1227-1227
    2. Cigdem Kagitcibasi
      Pages 1229-1249

About this book


The well-being of children represents a challenge not yet fully confronted and The Handbook of Child Well-being supplies its readers with a thorough overview of the complexities and implications regarding the scientific and practical pursuit of children's well-being. The handbook addresses the concept of well-being through an in-depth analysis of the perspectives and vocabularies of various disciplines such as, philosophy, theology, psychology  and sociology. It covers important issues in child well-being and  the problems of the general politics of well-being as well as the implementation of interventional programs and measures. In addition the handbook deals with the methods of measuring well-being for a scientifically grounded understanding and also for policy-making. The interdisciplinary set up of the handbook makes it a unique work that offers readers from a vast scope of child-related disciplines and professions a profound overview of the complexities and implications of the scientific and practical pursuit of children’s well-being.


Arts, Creativity and Child Well-Being Body Image and Child Well-Being Child Healthcare and Child Well-Being Child Protection and Child Well-Being Child Well-Being Childhood and Intergenerationality Children's Rights Perspective Children's Social Networks Children's Social and Emotional Relationships Children’s Activities and Well-Being Economics of Child Well-Being Economy and Material Child Well-Being Educational Science and Child Well-Being Family Patterns Indicators of Children's Well-Being International Comparisons of Child Well-Being Life Course and Child Well-Being Maltreated Children Media and Communication and Child Well-Being Objective Well-Being Parenting Styles and Child Well-Being Positive Psychology Psychology of Child Well-Being QOL Quality of Life Schooling and Children's Subjective Well-Being Social Policy Social Work and Child Well-Being Spirituality, Religion and Child Well-Being Youth Well-Being in Muslim Countries

Editors and affiliations

  • Asher Ben-Arieh
    • 1
  • Ferran Casas
    • 2
  • Ivar Frønes
    • 3
  • Jill E. Korbin
    • 4
  1. 1.Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Research Institute of Quality of LifeUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Sociology and Human GeographyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  4. 4.Department of AnthropologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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