Children’s Well-being in UK, Sweden and Spain: The Role of Inequality and Materialism A Qualitative Study

Based on 250 interviews with children from UK, Sweden and Spain, the UNICEF commissioned researchers sought to examine the role of materialism and inequality in children’s well-being, as there is a growing consensus in the literature that these three concepts are inextricably linked – materialism is thought to be a cause, as well as an effect of negative well-being, and countries that have higher levels of inequality are known to score lower on subjective well- being indicators.

The research specifically addresses how children themselves experience the interplay between materialism, inequality and their own subjective well-being.

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Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Organisations & Initiatives Working on Health Inequalities, Research
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability

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