Does the Realisation of Children’s Rights Determine Good Life in 8-Year-Olds’ Perspectives? A Comparison of Eight European Countries

Dagmar Kutsar , Kadri Soo , Tomasz Strózik , Dorota Strózik , Brindusa Grigoraș , Sergiu Bălțătescu

Abstract

The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child forms a normative basis for the understanding and measurement of child well-being. Nevertheless, there is still the question of how far the rights are reflected in the everyday lives of children. This study is aimed at constructing a bottom-up approach to study reflections of rights in children’s perceptions of a good life. It tries to demonstrate the relationships between the indicators of subjective well-being in the rights framework (such as feeling safe, being heard and cared for and treated fairly) and the subjective perception of good life measured among eight-year old children. Three sources of well-being – family, school and friends are put in focus. The empirical basis of the paper comes from the second wave of the Children’s Worlds study. Its sub-sample of over 8000 eight-year old children from eight European countries is used. Sub-indices of rights reflections in four rights domains (protection, provision, participation and non-discrimination) and a general index of a rights reflection in children’s well-being assessments are constructed as an operational model for data analysis. The analysis revealed that provision (being cared for) and protection (feeling safe) are the leading determinants of a good life in children’s perspectives, while participation (being heard and listened to) and non-discrimination (being treated fairly) are the most diverse determinants of a good life across countries.
Autor Dagmar Kutsar - University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Dagmar Kutsar
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, Kadri Soo - University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
Kadri Soo
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, Tomasz Strózik (WT / KKG)
Tomasz Strózik
- Katedra Koniunktury Gospodarczej
, Dorota Strózik (WE / KPiPS)
Dorota Strózik
- Katedra Pracy i Polityki Społecznej
, Brindusa Grigoraș - University Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Brindusa Grigoraș
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, Sergiu Bălțătescu - University of Oradea, Romania
Sergiu Bălțătescu
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Tytuł czasopisma/seriiChild Indicators Research, ISSN 1874-897X, e-ISSN 1874-8988, (N/A 100 pkt)
Rok wydania2019
Tom12
Nr1
Paginacja161-183
Objętość publikacji w arkuszach wydawniczych1.1
Słowa kluczowe w języku angielskimchildren, children’s rights, subjective indicators, well-being
Klasyfikacja ASJC3207 Social Psychology; 3306 Health(social science); 3312 Sociology and Political Science
DOIDOI:10.1007/s12187-017-9499-y
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12187-017-9499-y
Języken angielski
Punktacja (całkowita)100
Żródło punktacjijournalList
PunktacjaPunktacja MNiSW = 100.0, 06-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Wskaźniki publikacji Cytowania WoS = 2; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.974; Impact Factor WoS: 2017 = 1.858 (2) - 2017=1.704 (5)
Liczba cytowań*10 (2020-08-14)
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