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Published Dec. 3, 2015 5:17 PM

This article presents one of the first attempts to assess children’s subjective well-being in a diverse international context, drawing comparisons from eleven countries.

Published Dec. 3, 2015 4:55 PM

This article examines the issue of ethical research involving children and especificaly encourage reflexive engagement in research with children and young people.  

Published Oct. 15, 2013 12:49 PM

This article examines the association between formal education, social mobility and children migrating for school in Ethiopia, India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam and draws on data from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty and schooling.

Published Aug. 13, 2013 12:05 PM

New research article. Authors: Kato-Shimizu M, Onishi K, Kanazawa T, Hinobayashi T (2013) Preschool Children’s Behavioral Tendency toward Social Indirect Reciprocity. PLoS ONE 8(8): e70915. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070915.

This is an open access article.

Published Aug. 9, 2013 1:08 PM

To mark Playday 2013  (August 7) the publisher Routledge has released a collection of recent articles that focus on the importance of space and the play environment. Articles in the collection are free to download until 31 August 2013

Published July 8, 2013 2:49 PM

Global Studies of Childhood (GSC) is a peer-reviewed, internationally focused, online research journal. The journal provides an opportunity for researchers, university and college students and professionals who are interested in issues associated with childhood in education, family, and community contexts from a global perspective to present, share and discuss their work. Check out the latest volume: Volume 3 Number 2 2013

Published May 8, 2013 3:02 PM

This paper, by Rozana Himaz, investigates whether the death of a parent during middle childhood (ages 7–8 to 11–12) has different effects on a child's schooling and psychosocial outcomes when compared with death during adolescence (ages 11–12 to 14–15) in Ethiopia.

Published Mar. 11, 2013 8:39 PM

Current Issue: February 2013 edited by Susan White. Volume 18, Issue 1 Special Issue: Rediscovering Family and Kinship FREE to download until December 31st 2013.

Published Dec. 18, 2012 8:40 PM

International Models of Child Participation in Family Law Proceedings following Parental Separation / Divorce published in the International Journal of Children’s Rights 20 (2012) 645–673.

This article reports on the findings of a 2009 survey conducted under the auspices of the Childwatch International Research Network about how children’s participation rights, as set out in Articles 12 and 13 of the UNCRC, are respected in private family law proceedings internationally.  

Published Nov. 6, 2012 2:11 PM

*Accepted under the "Addressing Inequalities" Global Thematic Consultation - Call for Proposals for Background Papers, Oct 2012*

by Christian Morabito, UNDP Mauritius and Ghent University and Prof. Michel Vandenbroeck, Dep. of Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University

Published Feb. 29, 2012 9:51 AM

Research Watch, a Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare initiative, tracks the major child welfare journals on a monthly basis. The Research Watch collaborative working group selects salient studies and summarizes them in short monthly e-newsletters distributed at no cost to subscribers.

Published Feb. 14, 2012 12:22 PM

A caring and protective family, immediate and extended, is central to effective child protection. Children in the most dire straits, however, live without protective family care.

Published Feb. 7, 2012 12:19 PM

The special issue brings together papers by members of the Literacy and Development Group at the University of East Anglia, as well as others beyond it, all of which highlight the complex linkages between schooling, work and identity; the ways in which institutions and structures support or threaten these; and the meanings and purposes of education.

Published Oct. 25, 2010 3:11 PM

The perspectives on the African child are shaped by a multiplicity of factors that include both the worldview of the researchers, donor priorities and pressures, as well as what will "sell" better i peer review journals. This implies a real concern with what is going on in terms of research on child issues in Afirca in order to avoid generalisations and particularising the African children in ways that portray them in an unfavourable light. Childwatch International and CODESRIA joined forces and invited scholars from 13 countries in Africa to meet and discuss issues related to child research in Africa, in November 2006. The papers presented and discussed at the colloquium have finally been released as a CODESRIA Monograph.         

Published May 26, 2009 10:22 AM

This December 2008 issue of Refugee Survey Quarterly focuses on children at risk and examines the situation of children seeking asylum and safety, children obliged to work, and children who are caught up in armed conflict, including notably child soldiers.

Published Aug. 28, 2008 1:22 PM

The International Journal of Children's Rights 16 (2), 195 - 210