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Income and social rank influence UK children's behavioral problems: a longitudinal analysis

Garratt, Elisabeth A., Chandola, Tarani, Purdam, Kingsley and Wood, Alexander Mathew (2017) Income and social rank influence UK children's behavioral problems: a longitudinal analysis. Child Development, 88 (4). 1302 - 1320. ISSN 0009-3920

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Identification Number: 10.1111/cdev.12649

Abstract

Children living in low‐income households face elevated risks of behavioral problems, but the impact of absolute and relative income to this risk remains unexplored. Using the U.K. Millennium Cohort Study data, longitudinal associations between Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire scores and absolute household income, distance from the regional median and mean income, and regional income rank were examined in 3‐ to 12‐year‐olds (n = 16,532). Higher absolute household incomes were associated with lower behavioral problems, while higher income rank was associated with lower behavioral problems only at the highest absolute incomes. Higher absolute household incomes were associated with lower behavioral problems among children in working households, indicating compounding effects of income and socioeconomic advantages. Both absolute and relative incomes therefore appear to influence behavioral problems.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://srcd.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14678...
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 10:39
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 02:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101500

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