Financial Stress and Subjective Wellbeing among Children -Evidence from Finland

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In this article we analyse how subjective wellbeing amongst Finnish children is

associated with experiences of financial stress, that is, worries about money and one’s

financial situation. We focus on both affective and cognitive components of subjective

wellbeing in order to receive a broader understanding on children’s subjective

wellbeing. We use Finnish data from the International survey of children’s lives

conducted by the Children’s Worlds Project during the years 2013–2014. The results

show that experienced financial stress is negatively and more strongly associated with

cognitive subjective wellbeing than with affective subjective wellbeing, even when

controlling for socioeconomic and other factors found to be influential for subjective

wellbeing in previous research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)
JournalChild Indicators Research
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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