Sociodemographic Profile of Children’s Well-Being in Chile

  • Javier GuzmánEmail author
  • Jorge J. Varela
  • Mariavictoria Benavente
  • David Sirlopú
Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 16)


Subjective wellbeing research in South America and Chile is growing every day. Building childhood indicators is necessary in order to develop local prevention efforts to support this population at the local level. This growing effort requires more accurate socio demographic information from the Chilean childhood population and their relationship with subjective well-being to inform prevention initiatives. A total of 1520 pupils participated in this study (45.2% female; mean age: 11.51). The aim of this research is to examine the association of demographic variables such as age, sex, type of school, and SES on four measures of well-being. Results indicate different types and levels of association between sociodemographic variables and well-being. Implications are provided considering the Chilean context.


Socio-economic status Life satisfaction Subjective well-being Child wellbeing in Chile Demographics 



The authors wish to acknowledge the valuable contributions of Dr. Jaime Alfaro I. in the preparation of this manuscript, ​and the comprehensive support to this research project provided by Facultad de Psicología, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Guzmán
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jorge J. Varela
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mariavictoria Benavente
    • 1
    • 2
  • David Sirlopú
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios en Bienestar y Convivencia Social (CEBCS), Facultad de PsicologíaUniversidad del DesarrolloSantiagoChile
  2. 2.School of EducationBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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