Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

Children and the Good Life

New Challenges for Research on Children

Editors: Andresen, S., Diehm, I., Sander, U., Ziegler, H. (Eds.)

  • Provides an excellent overview on recent international results on research on children and childhood, education, well-being and capabilities
  • Contains theoretical, methodological and empirical accesses
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Today, the challenge for Research on Children is the issue of the "good life". Discourses and the production of knowledge on the "good life" require a theoretical frame. This frame can be provided by various perspectives: the feminist ethic of care, the Human and Children's Rights Convention, the idea of welfare, or the Capability Approach. The aim of this book is to answer the question of how we can define and measure a "good life" for children growing up in the modern world. The book discusses the cogency of universalistic theories and explores the potential contribution of research on children and the possible integration of children into the research process and debates on the "good life".

The articles collected in this book reflect the state of the art in research and discussions on this topic. Written by researchers from different countries and with expertise in various disciplines, the articles present theoretical and methodological analyses as well as empirical reports.

About the authors

Andresen: Theory and History of Education, Childhood and Children Studies, Poverty, Family Research, Capability Research, Children’s Rights and Needs Diehm: Education and Migration, Children and Childhood, Early Childhood Education, Education and Gender Sander: Research on Youth Culture and Growing up, Media Research, Qualitative Social Research Ziegler: Capability Approach, Education and Welfare, Social Work, Children and Adolescence

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Andresen, Sabine (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Modern Children and Their Well-Being: Dismantling an Ideal

    Betz, Tanja

    Pages 13-28

  • Children, the Feminist Ethic of Care and Childhood Studies: Is This the Way to the Good Life?

    Cockburn, Tom

    Pages 29-39

  • Childhood Welfare and the Rights of Children

    Muñoz, Lourdes Gaitán

    Pages 41-51

  • Children and Their Needs

    Andresen, Sabine (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

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eBook $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3352-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children and the Good Life
Book Subtitle
New Challenges for Research on Children
Editors
  • Sabine Andresen
  • Isabell Diehm
  • Uwe Sander
  • Holger Ziegler
Series Title
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9219-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9219-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9218-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3352-7
Series ISSN
1879-5196
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 208
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