In July 2011, the University of York hosted a three-day conference for the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), an international group of experts, practitioners and researchers interested in children and young people’s well-being. The theme of the conference was "Children's Well-Being: The Research and Policy Challenges".
The Children's Society’s research team had a strong presence at the conference and presented on the following topics:
- Measuring children’s subjective well-being: Comparison of different measurement instruments and approaches, Gwyther Rees, Research Director
- A study of the links between life events and children’s subjective well-being, Larissa Pople, Senior Researcher
- Children’s subjective well-being: Personality and demographic correlates, Haridhan Goswami, Statistical Researcher
In addition Gill Main at the University of York also presented a paper on developing a child-centric measure of child poverty. This piece of work was carried out in collaboration with The Children's Society and the report was published in November 2011.