Journal article

Human capital and child protection: A research framework in the CRC context

Fred Wulczyn, Arno Parolini, Scott Huhr

CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Since it was adopted November 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child has shaped the objectives for child protection systems around the world. Generally, those objectives fall along three dimensions: permanency, safety, and well-being. However, despite well-being receiving increasing attention in light of evidence that points to the importance of early childhood experiences on life course outcomes, child protection systems have so far struggled to find clear definition of well-being as a developmental construct. In this article, we propose a definition of child well-being that draws on the economic literature pertaining to skill formation and human capital. We argue that human capita..

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