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Wednesday 2 September 2015

OPENING PLENARY

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  • Katharine Hall (Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town & Conference convenor)
  • Max Price (Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Town)
  • Sabine Andresen (ISCI Board / Goethe University of Frankfurt)
  • Yoka Brandt (Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF)
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  • Benyam Dawit Mezmur (Chair: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and
    Deputy Chair: AU Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child)
  • Jonathan Bradshaw (Social Policy Research Unit, University of York)
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Parallel Sessions

1a PANEL: The relationship between child well-being and family well-being
Convened and chaired by Sabine Andresen, Goethe University, Germany

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  • Dagmar Kutsar: Family and child wellbeing: a puzzle in policies and practice.
    Insitute of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Taru, Estonia
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  • Sophie Künstler: The conception of the relation between child well-being and parental well-being within the context of poverty.
    Dept of Educational Science, Goethe University, Germany
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  • Nora Irenee: Parental perspectives on poverty and well-being.
    Dept of Educational Science, Goethe University, Germany
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  • Katharina Gerarts: Child-rearing within families out of children’s view: A qualitative study about intergenerational relationships of power.
    Dept of Educational Science, Goethe University, Germany
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  • Sabine Andresen: Deprivation and vulnerability of families with low socio-economic background: A qualitative study.
    Dept of Educational Science, Goethe University, Germany

1b PANEL: Meeting the challenge of cultural, linguistic and socio-economic diversity
in the measurement of developmental domains during early childhood – Part 1

Convened and chaired by Andy Dawes, University of Cape Town

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  • Penny Holding: How do you like your chips? Addressing the value of diversity in the evaluation of human capital formation.
    Institute for Human Development, Aga Khan University, Kenya
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  • Beatrice Matafwali: The Zambia Child Assessment Test (ZamCAT): Development and validation in Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania.
    Dept of Psychology, Sociology & Special Education, Univ of Zambia
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  • Sally Brinkman: The local development and nation-wide implementation of the Tongan Early Human Capability Index.
    Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Kids Institute, Australia
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  • Celia Hsiao: Growing the evidence for children: Measuring development and early learning globally to improve practice and policy.
    Save the Children South Africa
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1c Linking childhood education and child well-being

  • Anselme Sanou: Is schooling associated with cognitive functions of children in rural Burkina Faso? Preliminary results from the PROMISE Saving Brains Study.
    Centre MURAZ, Burkina Faso
  • Deborah Golden: Mothering, children’s well-being and education: A qualitative study of Russian, Palestinian, and Jewish middle-class mothers in Israel.
    Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Nitika Tolani: Unpacking quality in child protection and education: Innovative frameworks to inform policy and practice.
    Education Global Initiative, Save the Children, Cambodia
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  • Chris Ramdas: Care and support for teaching and learning: Promoting child well-being through policy, advocacy, and partnerships.
    MIET Africa, South Africa
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1d Indicators of adolescent and youth well-being

  • Tess Gregory: Measuring the wellbeing of Australian students during the middle years.
    Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Kids Institute, Australia
  • Diego Angemi: The Adolescent Girls Vulnerability Index.
    UNICEF, Uganda
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  • Emily Frame: Developing indicators for youth wellbeing at the local level.
    Poverty and Inequality Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Steve Reid: Indicators of resilience in children: An asset-based perspective.
    Primary Health Care Directorate, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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1e Measuring child risk and abuse

  • Shanaaz Mathews: Violence against children in Cape Town, South Africa: developing an understanding of the underlying determinants of violence.
    Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Kgauhelo Lekalakala: Perpetrator explanations for sexual abuse of young children.
    Africa Research and Development Initiative, South Africa
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  • Ansie Fouché: An overview of child sexual abuse prevention and risks in South Africa – A child’s point of view.
    Social Work, School of Behavioural Sciences, North-West Univ, South Africa
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  • Erik de Wilde: Developing indicators of policy efforts: the monitor on child abuse and neglect.
    Monitoring department, Netherlands Youth Institute, Netherlands
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2a Measuring children’s well-being

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  • Livia Bedin: Material resources and children ́s well-being in eight countries.
    Dept of Psychology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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  • Carme Montserrat: The subjective well-being of children in public care.
    Research Institute on Quality of Life, University of Girona, Spain
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  • Bolutife Adefehinti: Do’s and Don’ts: Insights from children’s participation in child poverty indicator research in South Africa.
    Institute for Social Development, Univ of the Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Andrea Rossi: Beyond income and outcomes: Shaping policy decisions on child- centered measurement of well-being and happiness.
    UNICEF, Mozambique
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2b PANEL: Meeting the challenge of cultural, linguistic and socio-economic diversity in the measurement of developmental domains during early childhood – Part 2
Convened and chaired by Andy Dawes, University of Cape Town

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  • Linda Biersteker: How high should the bar be? A South African developmental standards approach to measuring children’s preparedness for the reception year.
    Innovation Edge, South Africa
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  • Gabriela Guerrero: Measurement of cognitive abilities during early childhood: Lessons from the Young Lives study.
    Young Lives / GRADE (Group for the Analysis of Development), Peru
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  • Jane Kvalsvig: From global to local and back.
    School of Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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  • Robert Serpell: Discussant
    Department of Psychology, University of Zambia
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2c PANEL: Vulnerability and child well-being: Conceptual and empirical findings
Convened and chaired by Sabine Andresen & Julia Köning, Goethe University, Germany

  • Julia Köning: Theoretical introduction.
    Social Pedagogy & Adult Education, Goethe University, Germany
  • Gerry Redmond: How does material disadvantage impact on young people’s capabilities? Evidence from child-centred Australian studies.
    School of Social & Policy Studies, Flinders University, Australia
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  • Miriam Zeleke: Happiness in a traumatised country: The Children’s Worlds study in Rwanda.
    Social Pedagogy & Adult Education, Goethe University, Germany
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  • Stephanie Meiland: Child poverty and child well-being: Perspectives and empirical findings on vulnerability in childhood.
    Social Pedagogy & Adult Education, Goethe University, Germany
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  • Andrea Pohling: “It is not such a big issue here.” Experiences with sexual violence of young people living in foster care and boarding schools in Germany.
    Social Pedagogy & Adult Education, Goethe University, Germany
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2d Approaches to developing indicators of children’s physical & mental health

  • Annie Smith: “Don’t just measure our health, measure it with us.” The role of youth in health and well-being indicators..
    McCreary Centre Society, Canada
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  • Curt Hagquist: Paper and pencil versus web – does the format affect the psycho-metric properties of a questionnaire measuring adolescent health?
    Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Karlstad University, Sweden
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  • Tory M. Taylor: “Every time that month comes, I remember.” Improving the measurement of adolescent grief through cognitive interviewing.
    School of Public Health, Tulane University, USA
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  • Mathilde Crone: When do parents and child health professionals agree on a child’s psychosocial problems? Cross sectional study in parents-child health professional dyads.
    Public Health & Primary Care, Leiden Univ Medical Center, Netherlands
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  • Shelene Gentz: Exploring the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire as a tool to assess mental distress in Namibia: a mixed method approach.
    Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
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2e Measuring child risk and protection responses

  • David Rothwell: Protecting kids: Child policy and child poverty through the Great Recession in liberal welfare states.
    Dept of Social Work, McGill University, Canada
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  • Sung Jin Kang: Cyber bullying among Youth: An application of Actor Network Theory.
    Dept of Social Welfare, Daegu University, Republic of Korea
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  • Charles Kamau: Participatory assessment of child risk in urban Kenya.
    Acacia Consultants, Kenya
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  • Mónica Ruiz-Casares: A visual method to facilitate child participation in risk & protection assessments.
    Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Canada
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  • Jody Heymann, UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, USA
    New Global Quantitative Indicators on Laws and Policies in 193 Countries: Transforming what we know about children’s
    chances
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  • Yehualashet Mekonen, African Child Observatory, African Child Policy Forum, Ethiopia
    Assessing commitment to children: The Child-friendliness Index as tool to measure and monitor progress.
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Thursday 3 September 2015

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3a Multidimensional poverty measurement

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  • Sarah Meyer: Developing multi-faceted indicators of child well-being for policy influencing.
    AfriChild Centre, Uganda
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  • Enrique Vásquez: Social policy and programs focused on children in Peru (2010-13): An evaluation based on the Multidimensional Poverty Index.
    Universidad del Pacífico, Peru
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  • Maxton Tsoka: Reinforcing prioritization of child-friendly equity focused strategies using Multiple Overlapping Deprivation Analysis (MODA) in Malawi.
    Center for Social Research (CSR), University of Malawi
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  • Ana Maria Guemez / Enrique Minor: Multidimensional child poverty measurement in Mexico.
    Social Policy, UNICEF, Mexico / CONEVAL, Mexico
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  • Diego Angemi: Urbanization and child poverty: Evidence from Uganda.
    UNICEF Uganda
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3b PANEL: Findings from the Children’s Worlds (ISCWeB) Survey – Part 1
Convened and chaired by Sabine Andresen, Asher Ben-Arieh, Jonathan Bradshaw, Ferran Casas, Tamar Dinisman and Gwyther Rees

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  • Asher Ben-Arieh: ISCI co-Chair
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  • Jonathan Bradshaw: Child well-being in the macro context..
    Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, United Kingdom
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  • Gill Main: Children’s material and subjective well-being across 15 countries.
    School of Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Arbinda Bhomi: Well-being of children in rural and urban areas of Nepal: Aneco-regional perspective.
    Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Ferran Casas: Using psychometric scales as children’s SWB indicators in cross-cultural analysis.
    ResearchInstituteonQualityofLife, University of Girona, Spain
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3c Making sense of household form and care arrangements

  • Florence Martin: Who cares for children and why we should care.
    Better Care Network, USA
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  • Rick Rinehart: Establishing methods to enumerate children outside of households: Lessons learned and preliminary results from Cambodia.
    Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, USA
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  • Gerry Redmond: Who’s in my family? Using consultations with children and young people to design a survey instrument.
    School of Social & Policy Studies, Flinders University, Australia
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  • Katharine Hall: Maternal and child migration in post-apartheid South Africa: An exploration of spatial mobility and changing household form.
    Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
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3d The use of administrative and longitudinal data to inform interventions and service delivery

  • Sally Brinkman: A 13 year journey with the Australian Early Development Instrument – from pilots through to triennial national census and sustainability.
    Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Kids Institute, Australia
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  • Sharon Goldfeld: The development and epidemiology of a positive mental health indicator for Australian children.
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute / University of Melbourne, Australia
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  • Tim Hobbs: Matching needs and services.
    Dartington Social Research Unit, United Kingdom
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  • Andrea Rossi: How can administrative data help improve the situation of children in Mozambique?
    UNICEF Social Policy Directorate, Mozambique
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3e Early Childhoood, inclusion and care

  • Stewart Ngandu: Early childhood development programming in the City of Johannesburg: From measurement to action.
    Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
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  • Pamela Wadende: Child survival and development: Understanding the cost of child-care in the first 1000 days of life in Kenya.
    University of Kabianga, Kenya
  • Solomon Mumah: Lost emotions; Lost Opportunities: The cost of inadequate caregiving for children aged 0-3 years in Kenya.
    Psychology Clinic, PsycHealth International, Kenya
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  • Phyllis Jeroslow: From subsistence to well-being: calibrating welfare state investments in early childhood.
    School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA
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4a Conceptualising & communicating child indicator research to inform policy

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  • Naomi Danquah: Children’s rights: from international law to local social pedagogy – developing a child rights outcomes framework to transform the delivery of key children’s services in the UK.
    UNICEF UK, United Kingdom
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  • Robert Goerge: Building an international database of child policy.
    Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, USA
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  • Daniel Ellis: Data visualization as a tool for engagement with research.
    Dartington Social Research Unit, United Kingdom
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  • Claudia Coulton: What can we learn from a panel study of neighborhoods and child maltreatment?
    Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, USA
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4b PANEL: Findings from the Children’s Worlds (ISCWeB) Survey – Part 2

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  • Tomasz Strózik: Family life and its influence on children’s subjective well-being: the case of Poland.
    The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
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  • Bong Joo Lee: Decomposition of children’s subjective well-being by countries: What matters to whom?
    Dept of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
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  • Shazly Savahl: Testing two measures of subjective well-being: Multi-group analysis among a sample of children from two socio-economic status groups in the Western Cape, South Africa.
    Dept of Psychology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Yehualashet Mekonen: Exploring children’s sense of safety at home and in school: What do they tell us and what should be done to address it?
    African Child Policy Forum, Ethiopia
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4c Making sense of household form and care arrangements

  • Gill Main: Intra-household distributions and children’s subjective well-being.
    School of Education, Univ of Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Livia Bedin: Subjective well-being and interpersonal relationships in childhood: comparison of Brazilian and Spanish children.
    Dept of Psychology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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  • Mónica Ruiz-Casares: Global indicators of child care and supervision: Evidence from international child household surveys.
    McGill University/CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest de l’île de Montréal, Canada
  • Michael Nguatem: Family social participation in childbirth: implications for child wellbeing in South Africa.
    Institute for Social Development, Univ of the Western Cape, South Africa

4d Child participation in developing protection responses

  • Tara Collins: Understanding children’s participation in international child protection: Implications for monitoring and evaluation.
    Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Julie Selwyn: Developing indicators of well-being for children in the care of Local Authorities in England.
    School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Veronika Paulsen: Children’s participation in the child welfare services in Norway.
    Department of Social Work and Health Science, NTNU, Norway
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  • Tonino Esposito: Better understand to better serve: A province-wide knowledge mobilization initiative in child protection.
    Department for Social Welfare, University of Montreal, Canada

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  • Bryan Samuels, Executive Director, Chapin Hall Centre for Children at the University of Chigaco)
    Well-being as Child Protection, Policy & Practice
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5a Measuring child poverty & Inequality

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  • Samson Muradzikwa: A Child Equity Atlas for Zimbabwe.
    Social Policy, UNICEF, Zimbabwe
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  • Tess Gregory: Inequality in child development: Using the Australian Early Development Census to monitor progress toward the Close the Gap campaign.
    Fraser Mustard Centre, Telethon Kids Institute, Australia
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  • Keetie Roelen: Poor children living in rich households: A Blurred Picture, Lagged Effects or Hidden Realities?
    Institute of Development Studies,United Kingdom
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  • Marisa von Fintel: The dynamics of child poverty in South Africa from 2008 to 2012.
    Dept of Economics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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  • Anastasia Mshvidobadze: Reducing child poverty in Georgia.
    Social Policy and Economic Analysis, UNICEF, Georgia
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5b PANEL: Findings from the Children’s Worlds (ISCWeB) Survey – Part 3
Convened and chaired by Sabine Andresen, Asher Ben-Arieh, Jonathan Bradshaw, Ferran Casas, Tamar Dinisman and Gwyther Rees

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  • Ihsana Borualogo: Pilot study of child well-being in West Java Indonesia.
    Faculty of Psychology, Bandung Islamic University, Indonesia
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  • Ferran Casas: Does school organisation matter for children’s subjective well-being?
    Research Institute on Quality of Life, University of Girona, Spain
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  • Claudia Raats: Investigating the relationship between hope and life satisfaction among children in low & medium socio-economic communities in Cape Town.
    Dept of Psychology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Johanna Wilmes: The world of 8 year-olds: A comparative view on well-being of young children.
    Dept of Educational Science, Goethe Univ of Frankfurt, Germany
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5c Early Childhood: Survival and healthy development

  • Dimitri Gugushvili: Equitable progress in child survival: Who has been ‘Left Behind’ by global progress in MDG4?
    Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children UK, United Kingdom
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  • Barak Morgan: You are your brain: Neuroscience indicators of children’s wellbeing.
    Medical Research Council / Univ of Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Donat Shamba: Thermal care for newborn babies in rural southern Tanzania: a mixed- method study of barriers, facilitators and potential for behaviour change.
    Data Analysis Cluster, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
  • Vesta Dzviti: The voice of the voiceless: The plight of early childhood children living with hearing impairment in Masvingo.
    Reformed Church University, Zimbabwe
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  • Winnie Sambu: Household dietary diversity and the nutritional status of children in South Africa.
    Children’s Institute,University of CapeTown, South Africa
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5d Monitoring responses to orphans and vulnerable children

  • Edwin Mutambanengwe: Monitoring & evaluation of community-based services for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
    Centre for Social Development in Africa, Univ of Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Nicia de Nobrega: Measuring child well-being through an OVC response: The Isibindi Model
    National Association of Child Care Workers, South Africa
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  • Jane Kvalsvig: Training and mentoring in the Isibindi model of child and youth care
    Public Health Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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  • Annie Edwards: The effects of relatedness, age and orphan status on child discipline
    School of Social Work, Brigham Young University, USA
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Friday 4 September 2015

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6a PANEL: Methodological issues in undertaking multinational qualitative research on children’s understanding of well-being
Convened and chaired by Susann Fegter, Tobia Fattore & Christine Hunner-Kriesel

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  • Tobia Fattore: Undertaking multinational qualitative research on child well-being: Considerations on some conceptual and methodological challenges.
    Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Doris Bühler- Niederberger: What is “childhood”? Taking the variety of young lives into account.
    Dept of Sociology, University of Wuppertal, Germany
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  • Shazly Savahl: Subjective well-being: Children’s discourses in diverse socio-economic contexts.
    Dept of Psychology, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
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  • Daniel Stoecklin: Challenges in conceptualizing children’s experiences in their own terms.
    Centre for Children’s Rights Studies, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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6b PANEL: International Measurement of Multi-dimensional Child Poverty in Developing Countries
Convened and chaired by Martin Evans, UNICEF HQ Programme Division, New York

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  • David Gordon: The extent and nature of child poverty in developing countries.
    Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, Univ of Bristol, UK
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  • Ana Vaz: How many children live in poverty? An estimation of global child multidimensional poverty.
    Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), UK
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  • Ilze Plavgo: Analysing child poverty and deprivation in sub-Saharan Africa: Cross country multiple overlapping deprivation analysis.
    UNICEF Office of Research, Florence, Italy
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  • Alejandro Grinspun: Discussant
    UNICEF South Africa
  • Murray Leibbrandt: Discussant
    SALDRU, University of Cape Town, South Africa

6c Subjective well-being and its determinants

  • Sunsuk Kim: A comparative study on the relation between children’s rights and subjective well-being.
    Dept of Social Welfare, Korea National University of Transportation, Korea
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  • David Murphey: Parental incarceration: Associations with child well-being at multiple life- stages.
    Child Trends, USA
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  • Chang Yong Choi: How does academic achievement affect South Korean children’s subjective well-being? The role of adults’ fair attitude.
    Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Korea
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  • Sharon Goldfeld: Is subjective wellbeing related to blood pressure in children? A preliminary analysis.
    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute/Univ of Melbourne, Australia
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6d From child labour to youth employment

  • Michael Bourdillon: Indicators relating to children’s work.
    Child Sensitive Social Policy, Women’s University in Africa, Zimbabwe
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  • Harpreet Bhullar: Measuring child protection: Quality performance indicators for measuring the impact of child labour urban interventions in India.
    Save the Children India, Bal Raksha Bharat, India
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  • Ivar Frønes: Tracking the educational gender revolution; the interplay of class, peers and historical period.
    Dept of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Gill Main: Youth unemployment in Australia and the UK.
    School of Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
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7a Measuring poverty and well-being: regional and global trends

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  • Haridhan Goswami: Measuring well-being: The case for a new longitudinal survey on children’s and young people’s well-being in Europe.
    Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
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  • Keetie Roelen: Understanding child wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-country comparison.
    Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom
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  • Hans Ekbrand: Having faith in girls: The educational gender gap among Christians, Hindus and Muslims in 71 low- and middle-income countries and Indian states.
    Dept of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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  • Isabelle Carboni: Building a better world for children.
    Evaluation & Impact Reporting, World Vision International, South Africa
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7b Interconnecting relationships and child well-being

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  • Shirley Pendlebury: Measuring social connectedness as a constitutive feature of children’s well-being: Prospects and pitfalls.
    School of Education, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jan Mason: A child standpoint on well-being 1: The significance of emotions and relationships for child well-being.
    Social Sciences and Psychology, Univ of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Tobia Fattore: A child standpoint on well-being 2: The significance of relationships and adult-child relations to children’s experience of agency.
    Department of Sociology, Macquarie University, Australia
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  • Annie McEwen: How do Income and Socio-Economic Status Matter? Disentangling Pathways of Effect on Child Well-Being.
    Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Canada
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7c Youth transitions out of care

  • Carme Montserrat: Youth transitions from care to adulthood: messages from research in Catalonia, Spain.
    Research Institute on Quality of Life, University of Girona, Spain
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  • Bernhard Nauck: Leaving the parental home: A comparison between the United States, Taiwan and Germany.
    Dept. of Sociology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
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  • Stuart Mulholland: A qualitative and quantative study on subjective measures of hope expressed by young people within the Scottish Secure Residential Care system.
    Welltree Online Training and Consultancy Ltd, United Kingdom
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  • Rami Benbenishty: Monitoring transition to adulthood among adolescents in out of home care.
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel
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  • Paula Kahan- Strawczynski: Emotional support for young people leaving residential care in transition to adulthood:Findings from an evaluation study in Israel.
    Engelberg Center for Children and Youth, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, Israel
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7d Social protection and cash transfers for vulnerable children

  • Isaac Chinyoka: Policy debates, child indicators and child grants in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
    Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Aislinn Delany: Orphanhood and child well-being in South Africa: A review.
    Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Mercy Shoko: Orphanhood prevalence, living arrangements and orphanhood reporting in Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
    School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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  • Suzanne Clulow: Cash for Care? Researching the links between social protection and children’s care in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Family for Every Child, United Kingdom / CINDI Network, South Africa
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8a Variations in children’s subjective well-being

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  • Jonathan Bradshaw: Explaining variation in the subjective well-being of children.
    Social Policy Research Unit, University of Yotk, United Kingdom
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  • Andreas Klocke: International variation in child subjective well-being within OECD countries.
    Research Center Demographic Change, Frankfurt University, Germany
  • Lisa Newland: An ecological, relationship based model of children’s subjective well- being in 11 countries.
    School of Education, University of South Dakota, USA
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  • Yu-Chen Lin: Subjective well-being of Taiwan children and its social and behavioral determinants.
    Department of Education,National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan
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8b PANEL: Innovations in measurement across the life course: contributions from longitudinal research
Convened and chaired by Prerna Banati, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Italy

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  • Paul Dornan: How inequalities develop through childhood life-course: Evidence from the Young Lives Cohort Study.
    Young Lives, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • Sudhanshu Handa: Findings from a multi-country learning initiative on the impact of cash transfer programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
    UNICEF Office of Research / Transfer Project
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  • Aryeh Stein: Integrating cross-sectional and cohort measurement approaches in assessing exclusive breastfeeding: Lessons from Bangladesh.
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
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  • Prerna Banati: How longitudinal research can be better leveraged to inform the Sustainable Development Goals.
    UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Italy
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8c PANEL: From Institutions to Families: Early Research Evidence from Ghana
Convened and chaired by Jini Roby, Brigham Young University, US

  • Jini Roby: Reintegration from institutional care: Lessons learned in the planning, assessment and follow-up processes.
    School of Social Work, Brigham Young University, USA
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  • Lindsay Powell: Institutionalized care in Ghana: The influence of wellbeing and social connection on children’s pro-social behavior.
    School of Social Work, Brigham Young University, USA
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  • Bryan Teuscher: Hope levels in institutionalized children.
    School of Social Work, Brigham Young University, USA
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  • Spencer James: Differences in child well-being between institutionalized and reunified children in Ghana: A propensity-score approach.
    School of Family Life, Brigham Young University, USA
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8d Informing clinical responses and support to vulnerable children

  • Ansie Fouché: Social workers’ views on pre-trial therapy in cases of child sexual abuse in South Africa.
    School of Behavioural Sciences, North-West University, South Africa
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  • Tal Arazi: Developing system wide classifications to serve the needs of practitioners and management.
    Engelberg Center for Research on Children, Israel
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  • Robyn Meissner, Jessica Ferguson, Caraleigh Otto & Anande Uys: Baseline data from a randomised control trial focusing on the impact of a play-informed caregiver-implemented home-based intervention on developmental, learning and playfulness outcomes for HIV-positive children on HAART and their caregivers’ self-efficacy.
    Heatlh and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Univ of Cape Town, South Africa
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CLOSING PLENARY: From MDGs to SDGs: Unpacking the 2030 Development Agenda and its implications for child indicator research and practice
Panel convened by Alejandro Grinspun, UNICEF South Africa. LT1
Co-chaired by Winnie Sambu, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.

  • Tom Slaymaker (Division of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEF)
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  • David Gordon (Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol)
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  • Sanjay Reddy (Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research)
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  • Andy Dawes (Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town)
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POSTERS

  • Brigitte Nshimyimana: Analysis and use of child grants data for decision-making and improved program implementation: Namibian experience.
    Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Namibia
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  • Changyong Choi: How do family economic contexts affect children’s well-being? A study of South Korea.
    Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
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  • Courtney Wolf: CCC Community Risk Ranking: A composite measure of risk to child wellbeing for New York City’s 59 community districts.
    Citizens’ Committee for Children, USA
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