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5th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators

University of Cape Town
2 – 4 September 2015

Email: info@isci2015.org

The 5th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators was held on 2-4 September 2015 in the Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town. Researchers, practitioners, policy makers and child advocates from across the world gathered for three days to share and discuss the latest child indicator research and implications for policy and interventions.

The theme of the conference was:

“From Welfare to Well-being: Child indicators in research, policy and practice.”

The 5th ISCI conference was hosted by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, in partnership with the African Child Policy Forum, UNICEF and the Poverty and Inequality Initiative of the University of Cape Town.


Sub-themes included:

  • Early childhood development
  • Youth transitions to adulthood
  • Child participation and citizenship
  • Child-focused indicators of social change
  • Measurement of child poverty and inequality
  • Child protection and violence against children
  • Making sense of household form and care arrangements
  • Combining qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • New information technologies and alternatives to traditional surveys
  • The use of administrative data in child indicator work
  • The power of surveillance site and cohort data
  • Conceptualising and communicating child indicator research to influence policy
  • Lessons learnt in establishing indicator projects


Local Conference Committee

Kath Hall
Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town

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Andy Dawes
Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town

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Dr Ariane De Lannoy
Poverty & Inequality Initiative, University of Cape Town

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Winnie Sambu
Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town

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Shazly Savahl
Department of Psychology, University of the Western Cape

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