Understanding Children's Well-Being

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC53 Sociology of Childhood (host committee)

Language: English

In the last two decades childhood scholars have shown their strong interest on the study of children’s well-being all over the world.  Various indicators of children’s well-being have been developed from different perspectives, including children’s perspective. In fact, children’s well-being has been understood in particular perspective and in specific socio-cultural context. The concept of child well-being has been discussed from the child right perspective to citizen’s perspective; from adult’s perspective to child-centric perspective; from cultural perspective to psychological perspective. However, the most powerful discourse on children’s well-being is found in the discussions on intersection of children’s agency and society’s available structural framework for children. Both interdisciplinary and the sociological enquiry have been made on various domains of children’s well-being such as children and family and social environment; children and economic circumstances; children and health; children’s physical safety; children and education; children’s material well-being; children’s peer relationship, behaviour and risk; and their subjective well-being. The various dimensions of children’s well-being explain the children’s position and placement in the society. These dimensions are gender, class, race, ethnicity, caste, religious background, etc.  Looking at the scope and importance of understanding of children well-being, the present session invites contributions/papers on meaning and notions of children’s well-being; domains of children’s well-being; historical and theoretical developments to study children’s well-being; indicators of child well-being; measuring and monitoring of child well-being; global perspectives on child well-being; methodological challenges in understanding children’s well-being and children’s own understanding of their well-being.
Session Organizers:
Vinod CHANDRA, J N P G College, Lucknow University, India and Ravinder BARN, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Vinod CHANDRA, J N P G College, Lucknow University, India
Ravinder BARN, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Positive Indicators of Well-Being: The Child Protection Welfare Bureau (CPWB), Lahore
Sheba SAEED, Institute of Business Administration, (IBA) Karachi, Pakistan
Double Impact or Double Bind. the Conceptions of Educational Work and Children’s Well-Being of Early Childhood Professionals in France
Lucile HERTZOG, Université de Caen, France; Doriane MONTMASSON, ESPE de Paris, CERLIS, France; Anne PELLISSIER-FALL, Université de Caen, France; Pascal BARBIER, Universite Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France; Caroline BERTRON, Université de Caen, France
Social Well-Being of Kazakhstan’s Children: Results of Sociological Research
Aizhan SHABDENOVA, Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, Kazakhstan; Gulzhan ALIMBEKOVA, CSPO, Kazakhstan
Children’s Well-Being and the “Trap” of Protection Vs Autonomy
Roberta BOSISIO, University of Turin, Italy; Manuela OLAGNERO, University of Turin, Italy