Mapping Domains and Indicators of Children’s Well-Being

  • Bong Joo Lee


This chapter is about the domains and indicators of child well-being. The domains represent different dimensions of child well-being. Child well-being is a multidimensional construct incorporating multiple domains. Researchers use many different number and kind of domains to grasp the overall well-being of children. The choice of domains is subject to theoretical perspectives, data availability, and policy focus. Indicators are statistical measures that present the level of well-being within the respective domains. If measured and used correctly, child indicators can serve many important purposes to improve the lives of children. The effort to incorporate more positive indicators to achieve a balance between measures of weakness and those of strength has increased in recent years. Trying to include more subjective measures in the child indicators system is also an increasing trend. The chapter provides a framework of mapping the domains and indicators reflecting the current trend in child indicators research. Development of domains and indicators in the field of monitoring and measuring child well-being is still an evolving process. Diverse approaches and new thinking are needed and good for the evolving process of child indicators development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Welfare, College of Social SciencesSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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