The Good Childhood Report 2019 is the eighth in a series of annual reports focussing exclusively on the well-being of children in the UK. Since 2005, initiated through a partnership with the University of York, we have carried out a substantive programme of research with children to explore their own views on what improves and what hampers their well-being. We have monitored trends in wellbeing over time, explored the available international, national and local data sources, and assessed the impact of a variety of experiences and characteristics on children’s well-being.
This edition of the report draws together children’s views on a range of issues from a variety of different sources, and includes:
- An overview of the latest statistics and trends in subjective well-being, including variations by gender.
- An exploratory analysis of potential child-centred measures of disadvantage and their relationship with well-being.
- A new analysis of the associations between two aspects of poverty (income poverty and financial strain) and different measures of children’s well-being.
- Children’s thoughts about their future, including their priorities and worries, and how they relate to well-being.
SOURCE: The Children’s Society. “The Good Childhood Report 2019.” The Children’s Society, 2019.
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