This report outlines what we know about the quality of children’s lives – as rated by children themselves – and makes the case for a longstanding commitment to the exploration and measurement of children’s subjective well-being.

Month of publication 
January
Year of publication 
2011
Number of pages 
12
Author 
Larisse Pople and Enver Solomon
Category 
Research
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