Measuring Youth Well-Being
The MYWEB project has taken a balanced approach to assess the feasibility of implementing a European Longitudinal Study for Children and Young People (ELSCYP) on the topic of well-being, prioritising both scientific and policy imperatives. A consortium of researchers from 11 European countries and from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds have come together to conduct this cross-national study.
Key features of the study have been.
- A survey of experts to identify key areas on the topic of well-being, as well as key areas of potential policy reform.
- Interviews with children and young people themselves to find out what issues surrounding well-being are the most relevant to their lives.
- A pilot study of a set of survey questions in six countries with children aged seven and eight.
- Working together with young people’s advisory groups.