Early-life Exposure to Income Inequality and Adolescent Health and Well-being
Evidence from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study
Publication date: 2016_07
Innocenti Working Papers
No. of pages: 32
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Children and adolescents living in relative poverty – regardless of overall material conditions – tend to experience more interpersonal violence, family turmoil, and environmental hazards that increase risk of injury, engage in more health compromising behaviours (e.g., physical inactivity, poor nutrition, smoking), report lower subjective well-being, and exhibit more social skills deficits and emotional and behavioural problems.