Asher Ben-Arieh, PhD, is the Haruv Chair for the Study of Child Maltreatment at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the years 2007-2011 he headed the Joseph J. Schwartz Program. He served as project director and editor of the Statistical Abstract – Annual State of the Child in Israel, for over 20 years. He initiated and coordinated the multi-national project “Measuring and Monitoring Children’s Well-Being”, and was among the founding members of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) and was elected as its first chairperson in 2005.
Prof. Ben-Arieh is one of the leading international experts on social indicators, particularly as they relate to children’s wellbeing. He has written and published extensively on the politics of social policy and children’s wellbeing in Israel, and on children’s wellbeing indicators and their measurement.
Prof. Ben-Arieh is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Child Indicators Research (CIR) journal and of the Children’s Well-being: Indicators and Research book series, both Springer publishing house publications.