The International Society
for Child Indicators

8th International Society of Child Indicators Conference (2022, Brazil)


The Planning Committee of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) announces its 8th Conference “Children’s Rights and Opportunities in an Unequal World: Research, Policy and Intervention” which will convene in Gramado/RS, Brazil on May 25-27, 2022.

The general objective of the Conference is to bring together researchers from different continents in order to increase knowledge on the Indicators and Rights of Children and Adolescents. The event will provide a more critical view on Public and Social Policies and hopes to offer strategies, opportunities and strengthen spaces and contexts for the promotion of equality of well-being for all children.

The ISCI 2022 Conference seeks to highlight excellence, innovation and originality in research with political and practical implications. Academics working in the research of children’s indicators in any country and of any theoretical reference are invited to send research abstracts.

You can find out more about the conference at

Updated information on the program, travel and registration will be posted regularly.


We welcome submissions in all areas using scientifically strong qualitative and/or quantitative methods, as well as panel presentations with evidence-based initiatives and participants from different sectors.

We encourage online submissions on the following themes and subthemes:


  • Child-focused indicators of social trends, policies, and child well-being
  • Children’s rights indicators
  • Child poverty, inequality and child welfare research
  • Innovations in research design and measurement on the focus of the Conference
  • The use of administrative data in child indicators work
  • Evidence-based practice models
  • Global issues on policy, measurement and child well-being
  • Child well-being development practices
  • Social support and education outcomes
  • Social media and well-being
  • Cross-country approaches to child well-being and indicators
  • Comparative methodologies for understanding children’s well-being
  • Measurement issues related to child well-being and understanding children’s lives


  • Physical and mental health
  • Subjective well-being
  • Rights of children and adolescents
  • Children’s participation and voices
  • Poverty, deprivation, material well-being and inequality
  • Maltreatment, violence and bullying
  • Disabilities
  • Early childhood and adolescent development and education
  • Child care arrangements
  • Migration and refugees
  • Aboriginal and indigenous populations
  • Sexual identity and gender orientation
  • Climate change and the environment
  • Urban mobility
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on childhood and adolescence
  • Children and adolescents and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

Abstract submission deadline is 31st October, 2021.


We look forward to seeing you at ISCI 2022 in Brazil!

On behalf of the local organising committee,

Lívia Bedin and Jorge Sarriera

Chairs of ISCI2022 Local Organising Committee

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Institute of Psychology