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Income effects on children’s life satisfaction: longitudinal evidence for England

Knies, Gundi (2017) Income effects on children’s life satisfaction: longitudinal evidence for England. Working Paper. ISER Working Paper.

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Abstract

Using longitudinal data for children aged 10-15 years living in England in 2009-2014 we test the hypothesis that income matters for children’s life satisfaction. The results suggest that children are more satisfied with life the more income their family has. Income effects are larger the less income the family has and statistically significant for children from the age of 13. Overall, the effects are small and governments aiming to increase population well-being in this group may expect greater returns from addressing satisfaction gaps experienced during school holidays and focussing on British/Irish white males and females from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 12:23
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:46
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/21104

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