Call for Papers: Special issue 02/2021 : Trajectories of Child and Youth Well-being: Challenges and Perspectives


Special issue 02/2021

Trajectories of Child and Youth Well-being: Challenges and Perspectives

Deadline for submission: July 15, 2021


Guest Editors:

Dr. Dilyana Keranova, South-West University "Neofit Rilski," Bulgaria
Dr. Vladislava Lendzhova, South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Bulgaria
Dr. Gabriela Neagu, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy, Romania


The bilingual Journal "Postmodernism problems" is planning a special issue on the Trajectories of Child and Youth Well-being: Challenges and Perspectives.

A focus on child and youth well-being is an essential part of every society. It has complex nature and highlights areas for opportunities for young people. Challenges in any one of these trajectories can be threats to an individual's success in life. That makes it an important topic related to directly affects young people's quality of life.

For young people, the current COVID-19 pandemic situation has a significant degree of influence on their well-being and development. During the COVID-19, all learners have faced closed schools and have forced to study online-transitioning from the school classroom to online learning. Thousands of young people lost their internships and jobs. In this regard, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people cover different aspects, for example, education and training, the shrinking labour market and job losses, difficult access to work for those in transition to the labour market (ILO, 2020). In addition, regional differences in youth unemployment rates before the pandemic limitations of COVID-19 also affect access and opportunities to participate in the labour market and competition for jobs.

A significant problem is also deficits in online education participation, especially from children from the most vulnerable families, which could widen the education gap and inequalities. It can potentially pose a risk for children dropping out of the education system. Lack or low level of education is a prerequisite for unemployment and poverty, increased risk of marginalization, and social exclusion.

These are just some of the possible key points related to children and young people's needs and show how the pandemic impacts them.

We are seeking original manuscripts which describe different dimensions of the challenges, perspectives, and their impacts in the context of paradigm for child and young people well-being: for example, family and parenting, education, digital and media literacy, quality of life, health and welfare, safety, social support, employment, social inclusion, social relationship, participation in a community, lifestyle and so on.

Guidelines for authors and submission can be found at



International Labour Organization. (2020). ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. (Fourth edition) Updated estimates and analysis. International Labour Office.

International Labour Organization. (2020). Youth & COVID-19: Impacts on jobs, education, rights and mental well-being (survey report). International Labour Office.