Poverty and children's personal and social relationships

Jen Gibb, Katie Rix, Emma Wallace, Emla Fitzsimons and Tarek Mostafa

This research explores the associations between poverty and children’s relationships with parents, peers and siblings, using Millennium Cohort Study data.

It looks at:

  • children’s relationships with their peers, parents and siblings;
  • different aspects of their relationships, including happiness, communication and bullying;
  • other factors that are likely to affect children from low-income families, such as maternal mental health problems, low levels of parental education, and special educational needs.

The full report is published by the National Children’s Bureau.

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