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Children’s views on their lives and well-being in 15 countries: An initial report on the Children’s Worlds survey, 2013-14

Authors: Gwyther Rees and Gill Main

Children’s Worlds, 2015

Abstract: This is a report on the second wave of the Children’s Worlds survey. It presents findings from over 30,000 children aged 10 to 12 from 15 countries across four continents. It provides new comparative insights into the context of children’s lives, how children spend their time and how they feel about their lives.


Children’s views on their lives and well-being in 16 countries: A report on the Children’s World’s survey of children aged 8 years old, 2013-15.

Authors: Gwyther Rees, Jonathan Bradshaw and Sabine Andresen

Children’s Worlds, 2015

Abstract: This is the second international comparative report from the second wave of the Children’s Worlds survey. The report focuses on the 8-years-old age group and summarises findings for more than 17,000 children in 16 countries across four continents. Research of this kind with this age group is very unusual and this is the most wide-ranging and diverse study of its kind ever conducted internationally on children’s lives from their own perspectives.

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Children’s Worlds: Findings from the first wave of data collection (English)
Authors: Tamar Dinisman and Gwyther Rees

Children’s Worlds, 2014

Abstract: This report explores the Children’s Worlds first wave of data collection. It details the methods and samples and presents comparative findings from all 14 participating countries by the three age groups.