Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective

Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frønes, Jill E. Korbin

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages3258
ISBN (Electronic)9789048190638
ISBN (Print)9789048190621
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.


  • Arts
  • 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 Activities and Well-Being
  • Children’s Rights Perspective
  • Children’s Social Networks
  • Children’s Social and Emotional Relationships
  • Creativity and Child 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
  • Religion and Child Well-Bein
  • Schooling and Children’s Subjective Well-Being
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work and Child Well-Being
  • Spirituality
  • Youth Well-Being in Muslim Countries


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