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Children's Well-being in Developing Countries: A Conceptual and Methodological Review

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  • Laura Camfield

    (University of Oxford, Oxford)

  • Natalia Streuli

    (University of Oxford, Oxford)

  • Martin Woodhead

    (The Open University, Milton Keynes)

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    Contrôler, protéger et promouvoir le ‘bien-être’ des enfants sont des objectifs centraux des travaux de développement axés sur l’enfance. Pourtant, la conceptualisation et mesure du bien-être sont marquées par des paradigmes de recherche antagonistes axés sur les adultes, et leurs applications en termes de politiques font également l’objet de désaccords. Cet article présente un aperçu des principaux débats, et sur la base de travaux effectués dans des domaines aussi divers que la philosophie et l’économie, passe en revue trois approches contrastées de recherche sur le bien-être des enfants: Une approche basée sur des indicateurs, une approche participative et la troisième, longitudinale. Il existe des signes prometteurs d’intégration entre ces différentes approches, ce qui laisse à penser que le bien-être peut potentiellement servir de concept charnière soulignant l’importance de la diversité, l’inégalité et la capacité d’action dans la vie des enfants

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    Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal European Journal of Development Research.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 398-416

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