Children and the Good Life

Children and the Good Life

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In April 2009, an inspiring international conference was held at Bielefeld on the topic qChildren and the Good Life: New Challenges for Research on Children.q The focus was on how we can define and measure a qgood lifeq for children growing up in the modern world. This tied in with discussions on how convincing universalistic theories are, what research on children can contribute, and how children themselves can be integrated into the research process and debates on the qgood life.q Discourses and the production of knowledge on the qgood lifeq or qwell-beingq require a guiding idea or a theoretical frame. This frame can come from the feminist ethic of care or from the Human and Children's Rights Convention, from the idea of welfare, or from the Capability Approach.Child poverty as capability deprivation: How to choose dimensions of child well- being and poverty? In M. Biggeri, J. ... Childrena#39;s participation: From tokenism to citizenship. (Essay No. 92/6). Florence, Italy: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

Title:Children and the Good Life
Author:Sabine Andresen, Isabell Diehm, Uwe Sander, Holger Ziegler
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-09-21


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