By Filomena Maggino
This Festschrift is released in honor of Alex C. Michalos, an excellent pupil and notion to many upcoming and recognized teachers and practitioners. The Festschrift celebrates his lifelong, remarkable clinical and cultural contribution to caliber of lifestyles study. It comprises contributions written by way of the main prestigious and well known students within the box of social signs learn and caliber of existence reports. Taken jointly, the contributions from students around the globe mirror Michalos’ stance that although there is changes in person clinical positions, the language within the box of caliber of lifestyles has no limits and boundaries.
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The CWI can alert us to recent changes and emerging trends in overall child and youth well-being. We also can study both long-term and medium-term trends and cycles in the seven Well-Being Domains and their component Key Indicators. This section of the chapter focuses on these trends, especially in the medium-term since the year 1994. Regarding long-term changes, Fig. 2 displays annual percentage changes since 1975 in the seven CWI Well-Being Domains, with the value of each series in the base year 1975 set equal to 100.
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Different Indicators capture children and youth at different stages of life. During the early childhood years, for example, PreKindergarten enrollment is an Indicator of early schooling participation, while the violent crime victimization rate is indicative for ages 12–17. 6 These seven Domains have been well-established, having recurred time after time in more than three decades of empirical research in numerous subjective well-being studies. They also have been found, in one form or another, in studies of the well-being of children and youth.
A Life Devoted to Quality of Life: Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos by Filomena Maggino