Conference Abstracts

Children's Well-Being: The Research & Policy Challenges

A list of abstracts accepted for the conference is now available. The abstracts are arranged in alphabetical order by first author.


First Author Title of paper Institution Country
Achoba, Isaac et al. Realizing more equitable social development in Kenya: experiences from community social budgeting process and social intelligence reporting UNICEF Kenya country office Kenya
Ancheta, Ana An Inclusive Proposal of indicators to compare Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) systems within different European Welfare Regimes University of Valencia Spain
Andresen, Sabine Freedom and care. Empirical and theoretical aspects of children’s well-being Bielefeld University Germany
Andresen, Sabine et al Precarious childhood: How children experience poverty Bielefeld University Germany
Attar-Schwarz, Shalhevet

Adolescents' reports on staff abuse in residential care for children at-risk

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
Awartani, Marwan

Elham Palestine: An inclusive national partnership for policy change

Universal Education Foundation Palestine
Backe-Hansen, Elisabeth Child well-being in severely disadvantaged families Norwegian Social Research Norway
Baltatescu, Sergiu et al. Adolescent well-being subjective indicators of relationships in a Romanian and Spanish adolescent sample University of Oradea Romania
Baltatescu, Sergiu et al. Developing child well-being indicators at county level in Romania University of Oradea Romania
Barragan, Paola Happiness and Education. A research study on value-based education Oxford University UK
Begum, Salma Child labour legislation and the status of child labour in India Maharanis Science College for women India
Belazzoug, Soumia et al. Exploring the well-being of Algerian schooled children using the Draw and Write techniques University of Oran Algeria
Betz, Tanja

“Children as…”: How children are represented in (inter)national reporting systems

Goethe-University Germany
Bilinski, Hope et al.

The impact of psychosocial well-being on the health behaviours of rural

University of Saskatchewan Canada
Bird, Philippa

International comparisons of socioeconomic gradients in child health and wellbeing: methodological issues

University of York UK
Blumberg, Stephen et al.

The CSHCN Screener: Key findings, methods issues, and its relationship with well-being

National Center for Health Statistics USA
Borgeraas, Elling et al. Assessing the cost of children and understanding welfare adaptations in changing Economies: Comparing Norway and China National Institute for Consumer Research Norway

Bosnjak, Branislava

Virginity, early marriage and well-being of Roma girls – The children´s rights perspective

Bielefeld University Germany
Brady, Bernadine Youth mentoring and the well-being of young people: Evidence from an Irish mixed methods evaluation National University of Ireland Ireland
Brooks, Anne-Marie et al A strategic approach to data and research – implications for Children’s Services Committees in Ireland Department of Health and Children Ireland
Canali, Cinzia et al Combining qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing the well-being of children in need Fondazione Emanuela Zancan Italy
Cargill, Dwayne et al. Child Participation: A model for Child Advocacy

Office of the Children’s Advocate

Carrasco, Silvia Conflicting views and indicators of students participation in school mediation through in Catalonia Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Spain
Casas, Ferran et al. Subjective indicators of adolescents’ well-being. Comparing some results among four Latin-languages-speaking countries University of Girona


Casas, Ferran et al.

Self-categorisation as a udiovisual media consumers and personal well-being among Spanish adolescents

University of Girona Spain
Casas, Ferran et al. From observations to indicators: A computer package to support the management of social risk in childhood and adolescence University of Girona Spain
Casas, Ferran et al.

Multi-national study of children’s subjective well-being and daily activities: the Spanish and Brazilian testing

University of Girona Spain
Cassidy, Tony Young Carers: What they can teach us about resilience University of Ulster

Northern Ireland

C.G. Lakshmipathi et al.

Girl child in contemporary India

Central Institute of Home Science India
Chase, Richard Indicators of child, family, and system well-being associated with school readiness Wilder Research USA
Clair, Amy Investigating the relationship between parent and child subjective well-being in Great Britain University of York UK
Cuesta, Laura et al Do child maintenance policies improve children’s economic well-being in both developing and developed countries? The case of Colombia and the US University of Wisconsin USA
Cusworth, Linda

Young people’s emotional well-being: the impact of parental employment patterns and other factors

University of York UK
D’Addato, Agata et al. Bridging research, policy & practice: the role of EU civil society network


Daly, Anne et al.

Investigating the robustness of small area level measures of risk of social exclusion for Australian children

University of Canberra Australia
de Ayala, Constance et al France setting up a new process for collecting data in children in care system: a challenge at local and national level ONED France
de Neubourg, Elise et al. The effects of malnutrition and post traumatic stress disorder on the learning capacity of children Maastricht University Netherlands
Dewan, Renu Female children of migrant labour: A socio-psychological study of Ranchi District in Jharkhand, India Ranchi University India
de Wilde, Erik Jan et al

Youth well-being and youth suicide: Two sides of the same coin?

Netherlands Youth Institute Netherland
Dinisman, Tamar First year after care: How are they doing and what contributes to their life satisfaction? A longitudinal research The Hebrew University Israel
Engilbertsdottir, Solrun et al. Can multidimensional poverty capture child vulnerability? UNICEF Policy and Practice Group USA
Exenberger, Silvia et al.

Children’s well-being after tsunami: A study in Tamil Nadu/India

University of Innsbruck Austria
Expósito, Eva et al. Adults’ perceptions of child well-being. Developing and validating a helpful measuring instrument University of Madrid Spain
Fernandes, Liliana et al A review essay on the measurement of child well-being Portuguese Catholic University Portugal
Fernandez, Elizabeth

Growing up in foster care: Children’s perceptions of their wellbeing

University of New South Wales Australia
Fluke, John et al.

Child disciplinary practices: Analyses from households in the third round of the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys

American Humane Association USA
Fontainha, Elsa Children and families: Time management and perception of stress Technical University of Lisbon Portugal
Forkan, Cormac Building evidence for practice on how to support adolescents through a comparative tracking of their perceived social support outcomes National University of Ireland Ireland
Frønes, Ivar Well-being, risk an marginalization University of Oslo Norway
Ganne, Claire

Child’s well-being after leaving a center for infants and single mothers

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense

Gilbert, Habaasa Analysis of the major causes of high infant mortaility rate in Uganda Makerere University Uganda
Gilman, Rich et al

The “contagion” of subjective well-being: How happiness spreads across adolescents’ social network

University of Cincinnati USA
Giusti-Dora et al.

Building indicators for Child Friendly Cities and Communities and assessing local progress in child well-being through a participatory approach

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

Godfrey, Erin et al. Cross-national comparisons of Child Friendly Schools: An analysis of student-reported survey data from South Africa, Nicaragua and the Philippines New York University USA
Goerge, Robert et al. Using administrative data to create indices of child and family needs University of Chicago USA
Goswami, Haridhan

Children’s subjective well-being: Personality and demographic correlates

Children's Society UK
Gross-Manos, Daphna

Brands consumption, children's well-being and experience of social exclusion

Child Indicator Research Journal
Güner, Pinar Well-being of the third generation Turkish immigrant youth in Germany University of Bielefeld Germany
Hajar, Siti et al.

Children’s views on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of

the Child (CRC). The case of children in state care, Malaysia.

University Malaya Malaysia
Hall, Katharine

Growing up in the panel: Towards longitudinal measurement of child poverty dynamics

University of Cape Town South Africa
Hampden-Thompson, Gillian et al.

Educational outcome indicators of young people in England by family structure

University of York UK
Hernandez, Donald

Changing disparities in child well-being across income groups in the U.S.: 1985-2008

City University of New


Hart, Debbie The association between parental life satisfaction and older children’s self esteem University of Essex UK
Hobbs, Tim et al

Making child well-being data work hard: what is possible?

Social Research Unit, Dartington UK
Hoelscher, Petra

The effectiveness of social protection measures to reduce child poverty and vulnerability in Namibia

UNICEF Namibia
Hood, Rick Outcomes, indicators and professional work in integrated children’s services Royal Holloway University of London UK
Huby, Meg

Child poverty in six CEE/CIS countries

University of York UK
Hudson, John et al Beyond Indices? The potential of fuzzy set ideal type analysis for comparative analysis of children’s well being University of York UK
Huerta, Maria Early maternal employment and child development in five OECD countries

OECD Social Policy Division

Hunner-Kreisel, Christine

“Having to ‘keep silent’” – Familial childhood in the context of migration and the question of well-being from a capabilities perspective

University of Bielefeld Germany
Husary, Dina et al.

Health status of Palestinian’s children, comparative study 2000 – 2010

UNICEF/Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Isaacs, Serena et al

A qualitative inquiry investigating the influence of community violence and adolescents’ sense of hope on perceptions of well-being in a high violence community in Cape Town

University of the Western Cape

South Africa
Jayasekaran, Subajini et al.

Monitoring violations against children during armed conflicts

Child protection and child rights consultants
Kahan-Strawczynski et al. Well-being among immigrant youth in Israel Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute Israel
Kellett, Mary How was it for me? Reviewing the impact of Every Child Matters in the UK through the lens of the child The Open University UK
Kellock, Anne

Children's perspectives of well-being in English and New Zealand primary schools

Sheffield Hallam University

Khadka, Suman

Child Wellbeing in developing countries – limitations of the United

Nations-Child Rights Convention (UN-CRC) Framework while developing children’s social policies

Monash University Australia
Kim, Yeunhee

A study on the mental health of North Korean refugee youth in South Korea

Daegu University

Kipperberg, Elise Listen to me and respect me for who I am University of Stavanger Norway
Kutsar, Dagmar et al.

A child with two homes: richer or poorer?

University of Tartu Estonia
Lau, Maggie et al The extent of family and school social capital promoting positive subjective well-being among children in Shenzhen, China The Hong Kong Institute of Education Hong Kong
Lawler, Michael et al.

Inter-agency data sharing and protection: Measuring child well-being in the United States

University of South Dakota USA
Lee, Bong Joo

The relationship between children’s development and socioeconomic factors in Korea

Seoul National University Korea
Li, Junlei

Lost in translation – Unintended psychosocial consequences stemming from the intended use of child indicators

University of Pittsburgh USA
López, Verónica et al. Peer agression in Chile: The influence of classroom and school level factors on children´s well-being Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile
Maika, Amelia et al

A snapshot of health and early childhood development in Indonesia:

Baseline results
Gadjah Mada University Indonesia
Main, Gill Developing a child-centric measure of child poverty University of York UK
Martín-Pastor, Elena et al Assessment of reading comprehension of immigrant students and those from socio-cultural disadvantaged situations

University of Salamanca

Matheson, Lauranne Investments in Children’s Health: Are community-based health services reaching those most at risk? A Spatial Analysis Public Health Agency of Canada Canada
McCroskey, Jacquelyn et al. Changing track and tracking change: Data lessons learned from systems change strategies in Los Angeles county, 1984-2009 University of Southern California USA
McDonell, Jim et al Path models of neighborhood effects on child injuries

Clemson University

McKay, Stephen The dynamics of shared care in the UK University of Birmingham UK
Menchini, Leonardo

Poverty and inequality among children in economically advanced countries: the Innocenti Report Card series

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre Italy
Mensah, Fiona et al.

Including multiple domains in analysis of health inequalities: Latent class analysis of physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute/ Royal Children’s Hospital/ University of Melbourne Australia
Minoiu, Camelia et al. Child Health and Conflict in Cote d’Ivoire IMF Institute USA
Mitchell, Eva Tax-benefit approach to well-being of single-parent families in the CEE countries Czech Academy of Sciences

Czech Republic

Mohaupt, Sarah Intergenerational links of parental socio-economic resources and children's health outcomes at different stages of their life-course - evidence from Indonesia London School of Economics UK
Mølholt, Anne-Kirstine et al. Evaluating "Best Preventive Practice"– The development and wellbeing of vulnerable children assigned a preventive practice by municipalities The Danish National Centre for Social Research Denmark
Montserrat, Carme et al. What are the factors influencing the inequality between children and children in care? The differences among their intergenerational transitions University of Girona Spain
Moore, Kristin et al

Measures of positive outcomes: An interim report

Child Trends USA
Moore, Kristin et al The robustness of Indices of Child Well-being

Child Trends

Munro, Emily et al.

Safeguarding children from harm: the availability and comparability of data to facilitate cross-national comparisons

Loughborough University UK
Murphey, David et al Mobility and children’s well-being Child Trends USA
Murphy, Tara et al How are our kids today? Exploring the lives of children and families living in a disadvantaged community in Ireland Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative Ireland
Müthing-Kathrin et al Children’s well-being in Germany – Results of the “LBS-Kinderbarometer Deutschland” Institute for Social Research of PROSOZ Herten GmbH Germany
Nadeem, Sanober et al Development and inter-rater reliability of the "Care for Development (CDA)-appraisal tool": Assessment and monitoring of child development during first three years Aga Khan University Pakistan
Nairn, Agnes et al. Materialism, Inequality and Wellbeing in Childhood: Using International Ethnography to Understand the Dynamics EMLyon Business School UK
Nash, Poppy

The YeSS! Project. Supporting vulnerable learners in their transition to secondary school: a randomised controlled trial

University of York UK
Navarro, Dolors et al. Social participation of adolescents in the context of secondary education: Its relationship with personal well-being Quality of Life Research Institute University of Girona
Ndugwa, Robert et al.

Kenya’s health sector budgetary allocations: how aligned is it to child health national priorities?

UNICEF Kenya country office Kenya
Nevill, Camilla

Feelings count: Measuring children’s subjective well-being for charities and funders

New Philanthropy Capital UK
Newton, Julie et al. Understanding wellbeing amongst young people: engaging young people through ‘contemporary science debate’ Cardiff University UK
Oh, Yeongrok et al

Reliability and validity study for SS-PSCK

Chungbuk National University Korea
O'Hare, William et al Measures of Child Well-Being from a Decentralized Statistical System: The Case of the United States The Annie E. Casey Foundation USA
Olk, Thomas et al.

Normative assumptions of child indicators


Phillips, Ron OECD and education in Canada: Misinformation Nipissing University Canada
Pople, Larissa A study of the links between life events and children’s subjective well-being Children’s Society/University of York UK
Pullum, Thomas

Using survey data to target programs for highly vulnerable children in Ethiopia

University of Texas at Austin USA
Rasulova, Saltanat

What affects child agency and well-being in Kyrgyzstan?

University of Oxford UK
Redmond, Gerry

The relationship between policymakers' choices of outcome indicators for

children and policies to reduce inequality between children: The case of

Australia since the 1980s
University of NSW Australia
Rees, Gwyther

Measuring children’s subjective well-being: comparison of different measurement instruments and approaches

Children's Society/University of York UK
Richardson, Dominic Spending on children in the OECD and well-being outcomes: A question of how much or how?

OECD Social Policy Division

Roelen, Keetie et al

Measuring child well-being using mixed methods – an Ethiopian example

Institute of Development Studies UK
Roelen, Keetie et al Monitoring child well being in the European Union: measuring cumulative disadvantage Institute of Development Studies UK
Roestenburg, Wim

Children and crime – Guidelines for the development of an Index of Youth Crime Indicators

University of Johannesburg South Africa
Rogers, Jo et al. Development of indicators of loss parental care with child and parent participation Center of Development of innovative Social Services Russia
Ruiz-Casares, Mónica et al. Failure to supervise and injuries in the Canadian child welfare system McGill University Canada
Sarriera, Jorge et al.

Associations between world assumptions and well-being in Brazilian adolescents

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Sarriera, Jorge et al.

Relations between social support and personal well-being in adolescence

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Sarriera, Jorge et al.

Brazilian adolescents’ says on their well-being and quality of life

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Brazil
Savahl, Shazly et al. An investigation into the impact of hope on children and adolescents’ perceptions of well-being within high violence communities in Cape Town

University of the Western Cape

South Africa
Shaw, Ian Technology and professional practice: Reflections on the integrated children’s system University of York UK
Shimada, Yoko et al.

Challenges in analysis of the children’s health risks caused by indoor air pollution in developing countries using and processing data on child well-being

Setsunan University Japan
Shimoni, Edna et al

Background and outcomes of a cohort of children in care in Israel

Israel Bureau of Statistics Israel
Shimoni, Edna et al.

Multi-national study of children’s subjective well-being and daily activities

Israel Bureau of Statistics Israel
Skinner, Christine

What do indicators measuring the ‘Home Learning Environment’ tell us about child development in the early-years?

University of York UK
Smith, Ruth The introduction of early education provision for two year old children in England National Centre for Social Research UK
Smith, Susan et al. Indicating success in public child welfare: Child outcomes, system performance and the CFSR process Casey Family Programs USA
Sohn, Byoungduk

Multifaceted risk and preventive factors associated with childhood emotional disorders

Chongshin University Korea
Stephenson, Paul Measuring child well-being across cultures: Results from International Adaptations of the Development Asset Profile tool World Vision Intl USA
Stolberg, Carolyn et al. Intervention or Prevention? – National child well-being strategies in Germany and Great Britain instancing health behaviour in early childhood Georg-August Universität Germany
Stubbs, Glendra Indigenous children’s well-being: Inter-generational trauma Link-Up (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation Australia
Sulimani-Aidan, Yafit Child maltreatment: The role of the community socio-economic characteristics and ethnicity in Israel Bar Ilan University Israel
Tannenbaum, Michal Language policy dilemmas and children's well-being Tel Aviv University Israel
Terefe, Amsalu

The contribution of children’s parliament in ensuring the rights and well-being of children in Konso, Ethiopia

Norwegian University of Science & Technology


Thoilliez, Bianca et al. Perceptions of future teachers and education professionals about five key dimensions of child well-being Complutense University of Madrid Spain
Thompson, Patricia Discipline, guidance and punishment Massey University New Zealand
Tiliouine, Habib et al. Subjective well-being of secondary school students in Algeria: A survey research University of Oran Algeria
Tommasi, Beatrice et al. Italian validation of three American scales aimed at measuring children’s well-being University of Florence Italy
Tong, Xiaojun How the Child Indicators work in Mainland China? China Youth University for Political Sciences China
Toussaint, Jonathan

How do I look? Body image and the concern of Australian children: Some implications for policy and practice

Interrelate Australia
Turpel-Lafond, Mary et al. Treat us like we matter: The role of youth in measuring and telling their stories about health and well-being Office of the Representative for Children and Youth Canada
Uyan, Pinar et al.

Developing Child Well-Being Indicators for Istanbul-Turkey

Istanbul Bilgi University Political Science Turkey
Viikeri, Eveliina et al Developing data collection methods to study subjective hopsital experiences of pre-school-aged children University of Turku Finland
von Bredow, Maria A report on child well-being in Spain. The development of a comprehensive index and its results UNICEF Spain
Weigensberg, Elizabeth et al Education and employment of youth in Chicago: Using linked administrative data to assess indicators and outcomes of educational achievement and economic well-being University of Chicago USA
Wulczyn, Fred Permanency in a social structural context University of Chicago USA
Yoshihara, Reiko et al.

Measuring child poverty and vulnerabilities: Experience and lessons learnt from Sentinel Site Early Warning Monitoring System in six pacific island countries

UNICEF Pacific Fiji

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