Children’s Subjective Well-being in Rich Countries

Innocenti Working Papers 2013-03

UNICEF OoR 2013 -
  • Format
  • Co-author(s)
    • Bradshaw, Jonathan;
    • De Neubourg, Chris;
    • Martorano, Bruno;
    • Natali, Luisa;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2013
  • Pages
    • 34
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 678U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English


Changes in subjective well-being during the last decade are analysed. The paper then explores the relationships between subjective well-being and objective domains: material, health, education, behaviour and housing and environment. The relationship between subjective well-being and structural indicators is explored further. The paper concludes that subjective well-being should be included in comparative studies of well-being but not necessarily as just another domain within a general deprivation count. Subjective well-being (or the lack thereof) is related to but not a part of (material) child deprivation.


Thematic area

Industrialized Countries   /  Rights of the Child   /  Social Policies   / 


child related policies   /  child well-being   /  comparative analysis   /  industrialized countries   /