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The Well-Being of Children by Gunter Graf, Gottfried Schweiger

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Amy Clair

6 Conceptualising Child versus Adult Well-Being: Schooling and Employment

6.1 Introduction

This chapter seeks to provide a case for the greater consideration of children’s well-being in education policy by presenting a discussion of adult and child subjective well-being in relation to the comparable experiences of employment and education, focusing on evidence predominantly from the UK (notably England) and USA. It is argued that, while there is undoubtedly greater variation in employment than schooling, the established relationship between subjective well-being and employment can be transferred to education, and therefore be used to justify interest in education on the basis that work and school represent the main institutions that ...

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