• Gwyther Rees
Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 18)


This chapter looks at children’s feelings about their relationships with their family and the people that they live with. It explores overall satisfaction and also children’s evaluations of the quality of family time, the way that they are treated by their parents, and the extent to which they feel safe at home. As with the other thematic chapters in this book, this chapter compares children’s evaluations of this aspect of their life between countries using three different approaches – mean satisfaction scores, relative scores and inequalities. It reports on evidence of differences within countries in children’s views of family according to their age and gender. The chapter also briefly reviews findings from two other pieces of analysis of the Children’s Worlds data that explore variations in children’s subjective well-being according to the household structure in terms of the parents or carers that they live with.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gwyther Rees
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  1. 1.Social Policy Research UnitUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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