Handbook of Child Well-Being

Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective

Editors: Ben-Arieh, A., Casas, F., Frønes, I., Korbin, J.E. (Eds.)

  • Addresses the theme of child well-being from a variety of angles and disciplines
  • Enables readers from a vast scope of professions and disciplines to gain a profound overview of the complexities and implications of the scientific and practical pursuit of children's well-being
  • The only interdisciplinary handbook on child well-being in the field
  • Edited by four leaders in the field.
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About this Reference Work

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.

About the authors

Dr. Asher Ben-Arieh focuses his research on the nature of children’s well-being and the factors affecting it, the methodology of social indicators, and the use of indicators of children’s well-being in the process of making and implementing public policy regarding children. The theoretical approach guiding his work is based on the concepts of the power of information, childhood as a sociological stage in itself, and children’s rights. As a member of the team of researchers from Clemson University, Duke University, and the University of Chicago, Dr. Ben- Arieh is examining the effects of Strong Communities in building and strengthening norms of mutual assistance and of collective responsibility for family support. Also, as the Israeli representative in the EU’s COST A/19 working group on child welfare, Dr. Ben-Arieh is both learning from and contributing to the intergenerational perspective framing COST’s work, particularly in relation to children’s roles in advancing their own status.

Reviews

“The intended audience of the Handbook … appears to be researchers. … Handbook of Child Well-Being offers a vast collection of fascinating and important works by highly respected international scholars representing numerous diverse disciplines. … this compendium represents an invaluable resource that is sure to broaden the theoretical, disciplinary, and cultural perspectives of sophisticated scholars throughout the world.” (Laura E. Berk, Gregory S. Braswell, Adena B. Meyers, Rocío Rivadeneyra and Maria Schmeeckle, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 60 (28), July, 2015)


Table of contents (114 chapters)

  • Multifaceted Concept of Child Well-Being

    Ben-Arieh, Asher (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • History of Children’s Well-Being

    Sandin, Bengt

    Pages 31-86

  • Culture, Context, and Child Well-Being

    Weisner, Thomas S.

    Pages 87-103

  • Children, Gender, and Issues of Well-Being

    Nielsen, Harriet Bjerrum (et al.)

    Pages 105-130

  • Childhood and Intergenerationality: Toward an Intergenerational Perspective on Child Well-Being

    Alanen, Leena

    Pages 131-160

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Child Well-Being
Book Subtitle
Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective
Editors
  • Asher Ben-Arieh
  • Ferran Casas
  • Ivar Frønes
  • Jill E. Korbin
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Print ISBN
978-90-481-9062-1
eReference ISBN
978-90-481-9063-8
Print + eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9064-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 3258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
66 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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