Children's Views on Their Lives and Well-being in 16 Countries: A report on the Children's Worlds survey of children aged eight years old 2013-15

Gwyther Rees (Editor), Sabine Andresen (Editor), Jonathan Richard Bradshaw (Editor)

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This is the second research report from the Wave 2 of the Children’s Worlds survey - an international study about children’s lives and well-being from their own perspectives. The project, which aims to gather a representative data from a range of countries, fills a significant gap in evidence about children’s lives in terms of the diversity of countries involved, the broad range of topics covered and the age groups surveyed.
Wave 2 of the study began in Autumn 2013 and so far has included representative samples of over 56,000 children aged around 8, 10 and 12 years of age in 16 countries. The first report, published in May 2015, presented initial findings for the older two age groups in the 15 countries which had completed the survey by that time. This report focuses on the 8-years-old age group in 16 countries across four continents as shown in the table below. In some countries,
the survey was only conducted in part of the country as shown. The names of these countries have been marked with an asterisk in all tables and charts.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJacobs Foundation
Commissioning bodyJACOBS FOUNDATION
Number of pages84
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


  • Child well-being
  • Subjective well-being
  • comparative

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