Country reports

The project’s country reports are available here. 

Each report is describing the findings from a participating country. Every report is divided into three parts; the first part starts with a brief introduction of the country’s context and characteristics and then details the sampling strategy. In the second part the sections of the questionnaire are explored and the findings are presented. The final part moves on to discuss country-specific conclusions.

Country reports of the third wave 2016-2019

Country reports of the second wave 2013-2014


Published country reports
Third Wave  (2016-2019)

Soo, K., Kutsar, D. (2020) (Estinian). Kuidas elad, Eestimaa laps? Ülevaade 8–12-aastaste laste subjektiivsest heaolust. Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli ühiskonnateaduste instituut


Previous waves

Tonon, G., Mikkelsen, C., Rodriguez de la Vega, L., & Toscano, W. (2016). Children’s views on their lives and well-being in 17 countries: Key messages from each country. Children’s Worlds, 8.

Bălțătescu, S., & Bacter, C. (2015). Bunăstarea văzută prin ochii copiilor români: rezultatele studiului internaţional “Lumea copiilor” (ISCWeB) [Well-being through the eyes of the children. Results of the international study Children’s Worlds (ISCWeb)], Oradea, Cluj-Napoca: Editura Universității din Oradea, Editura Presa Universitară Clujeană.

Tonon, G. H., Mikkelsen, C. A., de la Vega, L. R., & Toscano, W. (2016). Investigar la calidad de vida con niños y niñas. Colección Científica UNICOM, 4(8).‏ (Spanish)


New Book with the results of the ISCWeB, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Authors: Tonon, G., Mikkelsen, C., Rodríguez de la Vega, L. y Toscano, W.

Libro Colección Científica UNI-COM. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Argentina.

Subjective well-being of children in Chile in international context (Spanish)

Bienestar subjetivo de la infancia en Chile en el contexto internacional

Authors: Jaime Alfaro, Javier Guzman, Denise Oyarzún, Fernando Reyes, David Sirlopú and Jorge Varela

Universidad del Desarrollo, 2015/2016

The good childhood report 2015 (English)

Authors: Larissa Pople, Phil Raws, Gwyther Rees, Gill Main and Jonathan Bradshaw

Children’s Society and University of York. 2015

This fourth report in the series of annual reports published by the Children’s Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives. The current report shows children’s in England ranked low with regards to bullying, their experience of school and their self image, compare to children in 14 other countries.

The good childhood report 2014 (English)

Authors: Larissa Pople, Phil Raws, Dorothea Mueller, Sorcha Mahony, Gwyther Rees, Jonathan Bradshaw, Gill Main and Antonia Keung

The children’s Society and University of York. 2014

This report is part of a nine-year programme of research on children’s well-being, involving around 50,000 children.Using some data from the ISCWeB project this latest report provides crucial new insights into how children in the UK feel about their lives, how this is changing over time and how they compare with children in other countries.

From the press:

The Guardian

The Telegraph

The Independent

What affects the subjective well-being and quality of life of Chilean children? (Qué afecta el bienestar subjetivo y la calidad de vida de las niñas y niños Chilenos?) (Spanish)

Authors: Juan Carlos Oyanedel, Jaime Alfaro, Jorge Varela and Javier Torres.

Universidad de Santiago and Universidad del Desarrollo. 2014

This report presents the results of the first national survey of children’s subjective well-being, held in Chile in 2012, as part of the International Survey on Children’s Subjective Well-Being ( ISCWeB ), with a total of 2,572 children (3rd, 5th and 7th grades) from the Metropolitan areas of Valparaiso and Biobío.

Children’s Well-Being from their own point of view: What affects the children’s well‐being in the first year of Compulsory Secondary Education in Spain? (El Bienestar Infantil desde el punto de vista de los niños) (Spanish)

Authors: Ferran Casas and Armando Bello

UNICEF Spain. 2012

This report explores and analyzes the subjective well-being of a representative sample of children attending first year of Compulsory Secondary Education (most of them 12 years old) in Spain. This includes their opinions and perceptions about different areas of their lives, as well as their levels of satisfaction with them.

Executive Summary in English