Multinational Qualitative Study on Children's Understandings of Well-being - Global and Local Contexts (CUWB)
Academic coordination for the cooperative research project: Dr. Tobia Fattore (Sydney), Prof. Dr. Christine Hunner-Kreisel (Vechta), Prof. Dr. Susann Fegter (Berlin), academic directors of the German partial study in Berlin: Prof. Dr. Susann Fegter and Karen Geipel. Both the cooperative project and the project based in Berlin have been running since 2014.
Well-being is seen as a key concept in the international discussion on welfare, prosperity and health in the context of global economic and social developments. Various concepts of well-being are discussed, taking into account not only economic factors but also education, social participation and subjective quality of life. Child well-being focuses on children, youth and young adults and draws on approaches based on theories of education and equity. An essential element here are international comparative qualitative studies exploring what children themselves understand by well-being and how this relates to social and cultural contexts. This is the approach adopted by the Multinational Qualitative Study of Children's Understandings of Well-being - Global and Local Contexts (CUWB). The study is designed as a research network across 25 countries worldwide for conducting qualitative partial studies as well as joint discussions of methodological questions.
In 2015, the first DFG-funded conference "Exploring the Global Well-being of Children and Youth - theoretical and methodological challenges" took place at TU Berlin. A publication of the conference proceedings is currently being compiled.
You can read about CUWB online at: CUWB online