Children’s Home and Material Circumstances
This chapter discusses children’s satisfaction with the home that they live in, how this varies between countries and according to age and gender. It also looks at their material circumstances through two questions – one about satisfaction with possessions and one relating to the extent to which children worried about family money. Children’s answers to these two questions often diverge and provide different perspectives on the way that they view their material and economic circumstances. There are also some notable age-related differences with younger children reporting greater worries about family money than older children. The chapter also presents some analysis looking at the links between children’s material deprivation (as discussed in Chap. 4) and their answers to each of these three questions about their home and material circumstances.
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