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    Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being (Social Indicators Research) (Paperback) By (author) Asher Ben-Arieh, By (author) Natalie Hevener Kaufman, By (author) Arlene Bowers Andrews, By (author) Robert M. George, By (author) Bong Joo Lee, By (author) L. J. Aber

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    DescriptionToday, any regular newspaper reader is likely to be exposed to reports on manifold forms of (physical, emotional, sexual) child abuse on the one hand, and abnormal behavior, misconduct or offences of children and minors on the other hand. Occasionally reports on children as victims and children as offenders may appear on the same issue or even the same page. Rather seldom the more complex and largely hidden phenomena of structural hostility or indifference of society with a view to children are being dealt with in the press. Such fragmentary, ambiguous, incoherent or even contradictory perception of children in modem society indicates that, firstly, there is a lack of reliable information on modem childhood, and secondly, children are still treated as a comparatively irrelevant population group in society. This conclusion may be surprising in particular when drawn at the end of The Century of the Child proclaimed by Ellen Key as early as 1902. Actually, there exist unclarities and ambiguities about the evolution of childhood in the last century not only in public opinion, but also in scientific literature. While De Mause with his psycho-historic model of the evolution of childhood, comprising different stages from infanticide, abandonment, ambivalence, intrusion, socialisation to support, underlines the continuous improvement of the condition of childhood throughout history and thus rather confirms Key's expectations, Aries, with his social history of childhood, seems to hold a more culturally pessimistic view.


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    Title
    Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Asher Ben-Arieh, By (author) Natalie Hevener Kaufman, By (author) Arlene Bowers Andrews, By (author) Robert M. George, By (author) Bong Joo Lee, By (author) L. J. Aber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 183
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789048156429
    ISBN 10: 9048156424
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JMH, MBNH
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JKSN, LN, JH
    LC classification: HV
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17440
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    DC22: 362.7
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 361
    BISAC V2.8: PSY006000, SOC025000, PSY023000, SOC024000
    DC22: 362.6
    BISAC V2.8: SOC016000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAW051000
    LC classification: HN25, K3150, HM401-1281, H1-970.9
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HM1001-1281, HV40-69.2
    Thema V1.0: JMH, JMS, JKSN, MBNH, JH, LN
    Edition statement
    1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2001
    Illustrations note
    biography
    Publisher
    Springer
    Imprint name
    Springer
    Publication date
    15 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht
    Review quote
    'This is an easy to read book with good information for professionals searching to find ways to measure and monitor well-being in today's children and adolescents.' International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 14 (2002)
    Table of contents
    Preface; H. Wintersberger. Acknowledgments. Introduction. 1. The Rationale for Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being. 2. Existing Efforts Around the World. 3. Underlying Assumptions and Basic Guidelines for Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being. 4. Five 'New' Domains Of Children's Well-Being. 5. Possible Indicators Of Children's Well-Being. 6. How to Measure and Monitor Children's Well-Being. 7. Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being at the Community Level. 8. Measuring and Monitoring Children's Well-Being and the Making of Policy. 9. Summary and Agenda for the Future. Appendix 1: State of the Child Reports. Appendix 2: Members of the International Project. Reference. Index.