The editorial describes how the papers in the special issue on 'Children and young people in a changing world' engage with the views and experiences of children, as well as adults, to analyse the impact of social protection and social mobility through education and employment on their well-being. It takes a slightly critical approach to concepts such as well-being and agency—acknowledging that these frequently embrace their opposites—and highlights the value of mixed methods in exploring themes such as ‘voice and visibility’, schooling and work, and child poverty and outcomes. Finally, it draws out common conclusions and discusses their implications for policy and programme design.
Camfield, L.; Knowles, C. Supporting children and young people in a changing world. Journal of International Development (2010) 22 (8) 1055-1063. [DOI: 10.1002/jid.1745]