Children's participation in everyday life: An international overview

Hanita Kosher*, Daphna Gross-Manos

*Corresponding author for this work

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Much of the research on children's right to participation has focused on formal settings, with less attention given to everyday contexts. The current study explores the scope of children's participation in everyday life in the family, school and community. Based on a sample of 46 000 children from 32 countries, children's participation was found to vary across the different contexts. Moreover, the quality of the children's relationships with adults was found to be positively related to the degree of their participation. Finally, some cross-national differences were found.

Original languageAmerican English
JournalChildren and Society
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

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© 2024 The Authors. Children & Society published by National Children's Bureau and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


  • Article 12 of the CRC
  • children's autonomy
  • children's everyday lives
  • children's participation
  • children's rights
  • child–adult relationship


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