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Child Wellbeing Variable Database

To assist researchers, policy makers, and others interested in child wellbeing, we have prepared a central database listing child and youth wellbeing measures commonly used in key longitudinal and cross-sectional comparative surveys in Europe organized by literature-based core concepts.

There has been an increasing number of child well-being surveys at national and cross-European levels. From a research point of view, the value of such data increases dramatically if the data originally collected for national research become available for truly comparative analyses. On these pages, we list the relevant datasets and provide descriptions of the datasets and variables that are available for researchers and policy makers who wish to better understand child wellbeing.

Beyond the provision of information on variables, we have been working on the harmonisation of individual variables. Under the Harmonisation tab we provide a detailed guide through the harmonisation process using the freely available statistical software R.