Studying the Role of Child Well-Being Indicators in the Policy Process
From Indicators of Children's Well-Being: Understanding Their Role, Usage and Policy Influence
Edited by Ben-Arieh, A. & Goerge, R.M., Volume 27, Social Indicators Research Series, Springer: Dordrecht, Netherlands
The following abstract was taken from Springer.
The original articles presented in this book represent both a set of analyses of families, peers, schooling, communities and the broader social and economic environment of childhood, and an illustration of how the use of indicators enhances understanding of children’s risks and well-being. Covering a broad range of topics, from the theorizing of children’s well-being to the development of measures at local and national level, the book also outlines pivotal methodological and conceptual issues. A distinguished, international group of researchers provide insights into the dynamics of children’s well-being, using indicators as a means to confront new phenomena as well as to bridge data and theory.